Yesterday, the New York Times reported that a federal judge has banned the sale of genetically modified alfalfa seeds. The court found that the United States Dept. of Agriculture (USDA) violated the law by failing to conduct an environmental impact statement before approving the seeds.
The ruling bans farmers, who already purchased the genetically engineered seeds, from planting the seeds this spring. Farmers should not have to pay for failures of the USDA and the seeds’ maker, Monsanto. Monsanto should refund farmers their money immediately so that farmers can purchase non-GE seed in time for the spring’s planting.
Read the story here.