High Court Lifts Ban On Monsanto's Alfalfa Seed

Law360, New York (June 21, 2010, 10:51 AM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court has reversed a nationwide ban on planting Monsanto Inc.'s Roundup Ready alfalfa in a widely watched case that now heads back to the lower court.

The high court ruled 7-1 Monday to overturn a lower court's ban on planting the genetically engineered alfalfa seeds until the U.S. government could complete a review of whether the plants could harm the environment.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, or APHIS, which had begun deregulating Monsanto's Roundup Ready alfalfa seed...
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