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Judge orders destruction of RR sugar beets

A federal judge has ordered the destruction of all genetically engineered sugar beets that seed companies planted in September.

A federal judge has ordered the destruction of all genetically engineered sugar beets that seed companies planted in September.

U.S. District Court Judge Jeffrey White of San Francisco found that the U.S. Department of Agricultural improperly granted permission for the plantings without a detailed environmental review.

White said his order will take effect Dec. 6 to give the companies time to appeal.

See this AP article for further details.

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