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Published February 08, 2011, 10:16 AM

Trade group disapproves of alfalfa ruling

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Agriculture plans to allow commercial planting of Forage Genetics International’s glyphosate-tolerant alfalfa, which is genetically engineered to tolerate Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide. The plans are moving forward without any federal requirements to prevent contamination of the rest of alfalfa seed and plantings. The genetically engineered technology exclusively is licensed to seed maker FGI by Monsanto.

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