9th Circ. Reaffirms Nationwide Engineered Alfalfa Ban

Law360, New York (June 24, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A federal appeals court has shut the door on Monsanto Inc.'s latest attempt to overturn a nationwide ban on genetically engineered alfalfa, denying the company's petition for a rehearing on an earlier decision affirming the injunction until the threats the herbicide-resistant strain poses to conventional crops are better understood.

In a 2-to-1 decision, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit on Wednesday voted to deny Monsanto’s petition for rehearing and said that no further petitions for rehearing would be accepted in the matter....
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