Third World Network  
About Us Contact Subscribe Sitemap Home
 
      
    » Advanced Search   
Biosafety Science
Agriculture / Organisms
Traits in Agriculture
Biomedical Applications
Assessment & Impacts
Trends in Industry
Global Agreements and Fora
Policy and Regulation
» Africa
» Latin America & Caribbean
» Asia
» Europe
» Australia, New Zealand
» North America
Key Regulatory Issues
Sustainable Systems
Biosafety Assessment Tool (BAT)
Biosafety
Information
Service
Meetings
Campaigns
Publications
 
Policy and Regulation » North America

Title: Recent Victories in the Battle Over GE Crops
Source: The Center for Food Safety
Publication date: December 19, 2008
Posting date: December 19, 2008

Gaining Ground in the Courts: The Center for Food Safety's Recent
Victories in the Battle Over Genetically Engineered Crops
 
In a string of recent cases, the Center for Food Safety (CFS),
representing and partnering with other non-profit consumer advocacy
groups, environmental protection organizations, and numerous small
farmers, has won hard-fought victories in federal court. Judges found
that the environmental assessments done by the United States Department
of Agriculture (USDA) prior to the testing or commercialization of
several genetically engineered (GE) crops was either non-existent or
severely lacking, and in violation of our nation's environmental
protection laws. Each of these victories, summarized briefly below, is a
landmark decision, with far reaching implications for the future testing
and agency assessment of genetically engineered crops. Taken together,
these cases represent cornerstones of a new body of case law being
created by CFS and others that protect the public, the environment, and
farmers from the dangers of GE crops and preserve our public right to
choose non-GE crops and food.

 Printer friendly version
 
 
Download document(s):

 
| Home | About Us | Subscribe | Contact | Sitemap |
Disclaimer | Privacy
Copyright © 2004 - 2019 Biosafety Information Centre    All Rights Reserved