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Judge Orders Another Hearing In Genetically Modified Beet Case

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SAN FRANCISCO -(Dow Jones)- A federal judge ordered environmental groups and the U.S. Department of Agriculture to present more evidence at a coming hearing, insuring that a courtroom battle over the legality of some genetically modified beets will continue for at least a few more weeks.

Food Firms Jarred by Sugar-Beet Restriction

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A federal judge's decision Friday to undo the government's five-year-old approval of genetically modified sugar beets, from which roughly half of U.S. sugar is derived, won't disrupt supplies for at least a year, but could pose headaches for food companies after that.

A Potato Remade for Industry Has Some Swedes Frowning

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The potato, the first genetically engineered organism to be allowed in the European Union in more than a decade, was planted on 16 acres of land on the fringes of this town in southwestern Sweden, after a quarter-century of bureaucratic wrangling.

Genetically Modified Foods: The Latest Battles

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By Marion Nestle
My newly updated book, Safe Food: The Politics of Food Safety, is just out from University of California Press. Half the book is about the politics of genetically modified (GM) foods. Politics explains these latest developments:

10 reasons why we don’t need GM foods

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From GM Watch

With the cost of food recently skyrocketing – hitting not just shoppers but the poor and hungry in the developing world – genetically modified (GM) foods are once again being promoted as the way to feed the world. But this is little short of a confidence trick. Far from needing more GM foods, there are urgent reasons why we need to ban them altogether.

1. GM foods won’t solve the food crisis

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