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USA: GROUP SEEKS COURT ORDER ON USDA OVER GM ALFALFA

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SUMMARY: "A public interest group is asking a court to force the U.S. Department of Agriculture to turn over documents explaining its approval of a genetically altered alfalfa even as the department acknowledged the crop's potential to do environmental damage."

A public interest group is asking a court to force the U.S. Department of Agriculture to turn over documents explaining its approval of a genetically altered alfalfa even as the department acknowledged the crop's potential to do environmental damage.

SCOTLAND: SCIENTISTS PLAN TO GENETICALLY ALTER BARLEY IN A BIT TO BOOST WHISKY INDUSTRY

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SUMMARY: "Scientists are planning genetically to alter barley in a bid to boost Scotland’s whisky industry. Barley is a key ingredient in the Water of Life - but 10% of the Scottish crop is damaged by a normally benign fungus which can turn on the plant."

Scientists are planning genetically to alter barley in a bid to boost Scotland’s whisky industry.

Barley is a key ingredient in the Water of Life - but 10% of the Scottish crop is damaged by a normally benign fungus which can turn on the plant.

SCOTTS TESTS GENETICALLY MODIFIED GRASS SEED AT HOMES

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SUMMARY: "After nearly two decades of research and some controversy, Scotts Miracle-Gro in Marysville is preparing to test a genetically modified grass seed in the family lawns of a small number of employees this growing season."

After nearly two decades of research and some controversy, Scotts Miracle-Gro in Marysville is preparing to test a genetically modified grass seed in the family lawns of a small number of employees this growing season.

GM Grass Goes Yard

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The grass seed company Scotts Miracle-Gro scottsannounced at its shareholder meeting this past week that they would be having employees testing genetically modified grass seed in their yards.

Is that legal? Yes. Because it’s been approved as environmentally safe? Nope; because it falls through the cracks of a rattletrap regulatory system.

A Hole in the Regulation of GMOs that Kudzu Could Fit Through

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A little-noticed, almost nonchalant, article in the Columbus Dispatch last week portends substantial environmental and economic mischief.

The article notes that Scotts Company is going forward with plans to commercialize GMO Kentucky bluegrass. Mentioned in passing was that this grass, engineered for resistance to the herbicide glyphosate (AKA Roundup), is not regulated by USDA, and that company employees will begin planting the grass at their homes.

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