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The Latest On: GMO

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.