Without human health studies or environmental impacts debated, Monsanto has taken America's sugar beet crop for it's own fee based seed and chemical portfolio. Why wouldn't they? Monsanto owns the lion's share of subsidized commodity crops and Roundup Ready varieties have kept their stock price soaring. Imagine the nerve of a Judge to ask for environmental impact studies. Heck next thing you know there might be a request to do human health and safety tests or label the stuff so consumers have the right to refuse to swallow for Monsanto.
Judge orders detailed studies on effects
of Roundup Ready varieties
By DAVE WILKINS
Commercial sugar beet growers aren't going to give up Roundup Ready varieties without a fight, industry officials said after a federal judge overturned the USDA's approval of the genetically modified crop.
"Our growers will vigorously defend their desire and their right to plant Roundup Ready beets," said Luther Markwart, executive vice president of the American Sugarbeet Growers Association. "We will fight vigorously to do that."
On Monday, Sept. 21, a federal judge ordered regulators to conduct detailed scientific studies to determine the effect of Roundup Ready beets on the environment, a move that could preclude farmers from planting the crop next year.
About 95 percent of the 1.16 million acres of sugar beets planted this year in the United States were Roundup Ready, industry officials said.