Reps Slam USDA On Genetically Modified Alfalfa Rule

Law360, New York (June 24, 2010, 1:48 PM EDT) -- More than 50 members of Congress are calling on the U.S. Department of Agriculture to rescind a draft environmental impact statement finding “no significant impact” from the use of genetically engineered alfalfa, in the wake of a U.S. Supreme Court ruling lifting an injunction on partial deregulation of the biotech crop.

The USDA's preliminary finding of “no significant impact” on the environment from genetically engineered alfalfa “cannot be justified,” the lawmakers alleged in a letter sent Wednesday by Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., Rep. Peter DeFazio, D-Ore.,...
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