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June 28, 2011 | Audio

GMOs: Engineering an Environmental Disaster

Earthjustice attorney Paul Achitoff discusses how genetically engineered crops harm the environment by increasing pesticide use, creating superweeds and contaminating other crops.

June 22, 2011 | Feature

Down to Earth: Q&A with CFS Attorney George Kimbrell

Earthjustice staffer Jessica Knoblauch speaks with George Kimbrell, a staff attorney at the Center for Food Safety. Kimbrell is currently serving as co-counsel in Earthjustice’s genetically modified sugar beet and alfalfa cases. In 2006, the Center for Food Safety challenged the USDA’s approval of genetically modified alfalfa, a case that went all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court and resulted in the ban of the GE crop.

June 21, 2011 | Feature

Down to Earth: Q&A with Organic Farmer Frank Morton

Earthjustice staffer Jessica Knoblauch speaks with Frank Morton, an organic farmer who is a client member in Earthjustice’s Roundup Ready sugar beet case. Morton, a seed grower in the Willamette Valley, believes that the USDA’s approval of genetically engineered sugar beets poses a threat to his organic seed crop. Roundup Ready sugar beets are wind pollinators, which means that pollen from Roundup Ready beets could contaminate non-GE beets and other compatible species, such as red chard.

June 8, 2011 | Feature

Down to Earth: Paul Achitoff on Genetically Engineered Crops

Earthjustice staffer Jessica Knoblauch speaks with Earthjustice attorney Paul Achitoff. Achitoff is currently challenging the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s decision to allow genetically engineered sugar beets and, more recently, genetically engineered alfalfa, on the market. Genetically engineered crops harm the environment by increasing pesticide use, creating pesticide-resistant superweeds and contaminating conventional and organic crops.

June 5, 2011 | Audio

Client Frank Morton On Genetically Modified Crops

Earthjustice client Frank Morton, an organic farmer and seed grower in the Willamette Valley, believes that the USDA’s approval of genetically engineered sugar beets poses a threat to his organic seed crop. Roundup Ready sugar beets are wind pollinators, which means that pollen from Roundup Ready beets could contaminate non-GE beets and other compatible species, such as red chard.

June 3, 2011 | Case

Challenging Genetically Engineered Alfalfa

Monsanto wants to unleash a strain of genetically modified alfalfa that can withstand the toxic herbicide called glyphosate. The USDA approved the chemical giant’s plans, and Earthjustice sued to protect farmers and dairies, natural strains of alfalfa and wildlife from this toxic threat.

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