GMO Sugar Beets Given ‘Interim Partial Deregulation’ by USDA

U.S. Says Farmers May Grow Engineered Sugar Beets (By ANDREW POLLACK – New York Times)

EXCERPT: The Department of Agriculture said on Friday that American farmers could resume growing genetically engineered sugar beets that had been barred by a federal judge… The solution announced Friday was an interim “partial deregulation” of the beets that will hold until the impact statement is done and a final decision made. The partial deregulation was requested by the two companies that developed the crop, Monsanto and KWS, a German seed company.

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