Ack! I recently ran across this article. Evidently, after a federal judge revoked the USDA’s approval of Monsanto’s Roundup Ready sugar beets until an environmental impact assessment could be done, USDA found a clever way around the pesky environmental assessment requirements. LET THE COMPANIES DO IT THEMSELVES. To be fair, they’ve been doing this for a while. It just seems to have been getting a bit more attention recently.
Great plan. I can’t think of a single problem.
There are a number of farmers’ groups that have sued Monsanto over the last two decades. Some sued because of projected economic damage based on genetic contamination of their non-GMO crops; others because of concerns about herbicide resistant “superweeds” and other problems. I don’t think any of them have made much headway, although I could be wrong.
On a related note – Pliny, does your pastor have any concerns about you teaching your children that Monsanto is the root of all evil? Or does he leaf you alone about it?