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Shame on the USDA (AGAIN!)

Posted in Food, Gardening, & Agriculture,News by luvmyplanet on 17/02/2011

It just keeps getting worse with the love affair between the USDA and Monsanto…

The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has approved plantings of three genetically engineered (GE) crops in as many weeks, including Monsanto Co.’s Roundup Ready sugar beets and alfalfa that are engineered to tolerate Roundup Ready weed-killing herbicide.

The USDA on February 11 also legalized, without restriction, the world’s first GE corn crop meant for biofuel production. Biotech giant Syngenta’s Event 3272 seed corn will simplify ethanol production and is not meant to feed animals or humans.

Read more at TruthOut.

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