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Judge Rejects U.S. Approval of Genetically Modified Sugar Beets

First Posted: 11/23/09 05:12 AM ET Updated: 05/25/11 03:10 PM ET

A federal judge has ruled that the government failed to adequately assess the environmental impacts of genetically engineered sugar beets before approving the crop for cultivation in the United States. The decision could lead to a ban on the planting of the beets, which have been widely adopted by farmers.

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Filed by Katherine Goldstein  |