Genetically Modified Sugar Beets OK For Now: Judge

Law360, New York (March 17, 2010, 1:34 PM EDT) -- A federal judge has rejected a request by environmental groups to issue a preliminary injunction yanking genetically modified sugar beets from the market, saying the economic impact would be too great.

Judge Jeffrey S. White of U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California denied the green groups' bid for a preliminary injunction Tuesday, but indicated that he was likely to grant a permanent injunction in the case.

The Center for Food Safety and Earthjustice had sought the injunction on behalf of a group of...
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