News from the GM front

An American federal district court judge has recently ruled that a genetically modified sugar beet must not be planted again until the USDA properly assesses the risk of the modified genes moving into non-GM sugar beets and related crops such as swiss chard (silver beet to Aussies) or red table beets (I think that’s just beetroot to Aussies).  It’s good to see that this judge sees the responsibility for genes moving into other crops as lying with the owners of the GM crop rather than the innocent people who inadvertently find their non-GM crop has been contaminated.  Such as in this famous Canadian case.

Edit: And further evidence from scientists that some GM crops (canola in this case) are traveling beyond the farm gate and becoming wild weeds

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