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USDA Approves GMO Low Lignin Alfalfa

Submitted by Food Democracy Now on November 8, 2014 - 6:24pm

USDA APPROVES GMO LOW LIGNIN ALFALFA: The Agriculture Department as issued its approval for a variety of alfalfa produced by Monsanto and Forage Genetics International that has been genetically engineered to have reduced levels of lignin, allowing for more flexibility in harvest times and the potential for greater yields.

Supreme Court Questions Ban of Biotech alfalfa

Submitted by Food Democracy Now on April 27, 2010 - 3:25pm
By MARY CLARE JALONICK (AP) – 1 day ago

 

WASHINGTON — Supreme Court justices on Tuesday sharply questioned a lower court's decision that has prohibited biotech giant Monsanto Co. from selling genetically engineered alfalfa seeds, possibly paving the way for the company to distribute the seeds for the first time since 2007.

 

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