The Future Of Modified Seeds In A Post-Geertson World

Law360, New York (August 23, 2010, 1:50 PM EDT) -- In the first post-Geertson decision dealing with the environmental impact of genetically modified crops and the remedies available to affected plaintiffs, a federal district judge in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California recently vacated the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service’s decision to deregulate (or approve for planting) genetically modified sugar beet seeds. See Center for Food Safety et al. v. Vilsack, case number 08-CV-00484 (N.D. Cal.).

The vacatur order once again makes the GM sugar beet seeds a “regulated” article under...
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