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Dec. 02, 2010 · By Cassandra Profita

Sugar beet ruling doesn't uproot next year's crop

The Capital Press reports sugar prices went up 3 percent yesterday, following a California judge's ruling that this year's plantings of genetically modified Roundup Ready sugar beets had to be pulled up (because they were permitted without a proper environmental review). Continue reading →

Filed under: Agriculture, Biotech crops, Roundup-ready sugar beets, U.S. Department of Agriculture


Dec. 01, 2010 · By Cassandra Profita

Judge: Destroy Roundup-ready sugar beet plants

A federal judge has ordered the destruction of genetically modified sugar beet crops planted illegally – before the environmental impacts of the engineered plants were fully assessed. Tuesday's ruling is the latest in an ongoing dispute over whether Monsanto's Roundup-ready sugar beets, which are genetically engineered to be resistant to herbicides, can be grown commercially. Continue reading →

Filed under: Land, Agriculture, Biotech crops, Roundup-ready sugar beets, U.S. Department of Agriculture



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In the Pacific Northwest, the environment is personal - it's where we live, work and play. Oregon Public Broadcasting's Ecotrope will bring you news and insight on the region’s environmental issues. Site curator Cassandra Profita is an award-winning reporter with degrees in journalism and environmental studies.

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