Another Victory for GMO Monsanto Co.

WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court has lifted a ban on planting bio-engineered alfalfa seeds, despite evidence that they harm the environment.

Alfalfa is the fourth largest crop grown in the US.

A 7 to 1 vote on Monday overturned a federal appeals court decision that prohibited Monsanto Co. from distributing alfalfa seeds that are now resistant to Monsanto’s mainstay weed killer, Roundup.

Although Justice Stephen Breyer recused himself from the case because of a conflict of interest, Justice Clarence Thomas, a former lawyer for Monsanto Company did not.

Controversy continues to heat up around the GMO debate, as more consumers are enlightened to how their food is manufactured and consumer groups continue to grow in protest to the Monsanto Company and it’s products.

The Supreme Court case is Monsanto v. Geertson Seed Farms, No. 09-475.

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