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What’s the Point of Having the Supreme Court, If…

Posted by feww on June 22, 2010

… If Its Corporate-Friendly Judges Didn’t Side with Big Business?

US Supreme Court Overturns Ban on Monsanto GM Seed

The US Supreme Court has ruled that Monsanto can sell genetically modified seeds without having to worry about  safety tests.

The ban on Monsanto GM seed was imposed by a lower court which had previously ruled that the sale of the modified alfalfa seeds may NOT proceed until an environmental impact study had been carried out.

Monsanto’s Roundup weedkiller has caused an explosion of resistant “superweeds” infesting millions of hectares (acres) of land in the United States.

However, the Supreme Court’s “Magnificent Seven,” that’s 7 of the nine Justices most accommodating to corporate interests than public safety,  decided that the ruling was unconstitutional, and reversed the decision.

Alfalfa is the fourth most valuable crop grown in the U.S., the world’s largest producer of the  grass-like plant used as animal feeds, and the Monsanto modification is meant to make the seed resistant to the company’s own brand of weedkiller—killing two birds, as it were, with one Monsanto stone!

Environmentalists are worried about the real risk of cross-pollination between the Monsanto’s genetically modified plants and crops grown nearby, as well as the danger of polluting the ground water as a result of the overuse of the company’s weedkiller Roundup,  which could also result in rapid growth of resistant “superweeds.”

Monsanto claims its products are no danger [sic]  to the environment and any claims against them are “bad science fiction with no support on the record.”

At least 10 resistant “superweeds”  in more than 22 states are infesting millions of acres, a report said.

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3 Responses to “What’s the Point of Having the Supreme Court, If…”

  1. amina said

    putting monsanto out of business would be a mammoth task – they have their hands in all our pies. If anyone has a really good idea, then let’s do it, otherwise it’s just cloud cuckoo land (without the cuckoo which got killed by eating pesticided bugs and food).
    There’s hardly any kind of food they are not messing with – beef, milk, veg, cotton… we are eating drinking & wearing monsanto. Santo??? Health? Whose health? Not ours for sure, only their bank accounts

  2. Greg Wilson said

    Monsanto sold GM cotton seeds in India that produces a massive crop failure due to the new seeds were not able to withstand the drought that occurred. The new GM cotton plants required more water then the native cotton plants and many farmers used credit to buy the new seeds. Unable to pay the loans due to the crop failure caused disgrace on the farmers who then committed suicide and left their families in a desperate financial situation without a father to help provide for their families.
    Start a boycott of all Monsanto products and put Monsanto out of business.

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