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WTF?!?! - USDA Moves to Let Monsanto Perform Its Own Environmental Impact Studies on GMOs

 
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WTF?!?! - USDA Moves to Let Monsanto Perform Its Own Environmental Impact Studies on GMOs
Federal Register for April 7, 2011 [PDF]
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In early April, the USDA made what I’m reading as a second response to Judge White, this one even more craven. To satisfy the legal system’s pesky demand for environmental impact studies of novel GMO crops, the USDA has settled upon a brilliant solution: let the GMO industry conduct its own environmental impact studies, or pay other researchers to. The USDA announced the program in the Federal Register for April 7, 2011 [PDF].

The biotech/agrichemical industry has applauded the new plan. Karen Batra of the Biotechnology Industry Organization told the Oregon-based ag journal Capital Press that the program will likely speed up the registration process for GMO crops and make the USDA’s approach less vulnerable to legal challenges like the rebuke from Judge White. Capital Press summed up Batra’s assessment of the plan like this: “The pilot program will not only help move crops through the process more quickly, but the added resources will also help the documents hold up in court.”

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They pretty much do already, this will just make it official.
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Re: WTF?!?! - USDA Moves to Let Monsanto Perform Its Own Environmental Impact Studies on GMOs
They pretty much do already, this will just make it official.
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Re: WTF?!?! - USDA Moves to Let Monsanto Perform Its Own Environmental Impact Studies on GMOs
No surprises here. Frees the USDA up to search our backyards for unauthorized produce.

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