US Illegally OK'd Modified Crops In Refuges: Enviros

Law360, New York (August 11, 2011, 5:03 PM EDT) -- Three environmental and food safety organizations on Thursday accused the federal government of illegally allowing genetically engineered crops to be planted in Southeastern wildlife refuges, a move they say could increase the use of pesticides that harm the environment and human health.

Beyond Pesticides, the Center for Food Safety and the Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility accuse the U.S. Department of the Interior and Fish and Wildlife Service of making agreements with private farming companies to grow genetically engineered crops in states including Georgia, Kentucky and...
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