Judge Orders Destruction Of Monsanto Beet Seeds

Law360, New York (December 1, 2010, 2:01 PM EST) -- A federal judge has ordered the immediate destruction of hundreds of acres of genetically modified sugar beet seedlings primarily designed by Monsanto Co., finding that environmental groups will likely be able to show that the plantings were unlawfully permitted.

Judge Jeffrey White of the U.S. District Court for the District of Northern California handed down a preliminary injunction Tuesday that requires the destruction of seedlings planted in September, holding that the green groups had shown a likelihood that the plantings could cause irreparable harm to the...
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