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Genetics

16 August 2010

Genetically modified beets banned

A US judge has ordered a ban on growing genetically modified beets in the United States until the Department of Agriculture fully investigates their environmental impact.

A US judge has ordered a ban on growing genetically modified beets in the United States until the Department of Agriculture fully investigates their environmental impact.

Experts think the evaluation that was requested will take more than two years. Some fear that could lead to shortages and growers warn there may not be enough of the traditional unmodified seed.

 

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