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Monday, August 15, 2011

Monsanto Lawsuits: Groups seek ban in 8 Southern states on genetically-modified crops in federal wildlife refuges


Three environmental groups filed a lawsuit Thursday seeking to stop the planting of genetically-modified crops on 44,000 acres of federal land in the South, but the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says the corn, milo and rice provide food for migrating birds along critical flyways.

The Center for Food Safety and two other groups argue that the Fish and Wildlife Service did not proper procedures in permitting farmers to grow on the public lands in a program that began 14 years ago. Their suit seeks an injunction that would agree that Fish and Wildlife violated rules and would order a halt to the planting.

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