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Monsanto backlash? Sugar Beet Farmers Face Tough Competition from Non-GMO Products

Submitted by Food Democracy Now on November 1, 2015 - 12:56pm

Farmers of sugar beets, often using seeds from Monsanto and others, are seeing their products lose market share due to consumer demand for non-GMO foods. As a result, beet growers will engage in social media campaigning and amplify their lobbying efforts.

Federal Court Rescinds USDA Approval of Genetically Engineered Sugar Beets

Submitted by Food Democracy Now on August 16, 2010 - 12:53pm

On Friday, a federal court for the Northern District of California ruled that the USDA had violated the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) by approving the Monsanto-engineered biotech crop, Roundup Ready sugar beets, without first preparing an Environmental Impact Statement.

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