alfalfa http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Lawsuit challenges genetically modified alfalfa http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/lawsuit-challenges-genetically-modified-alfalfa <p>A lawsuit filed in California is challenging the federal government&#39;s deregulation of alfalfa that is genetically altered to withstand the popular weed killer <a href="http://www.monsanto.com/products/Pages/agricultural-herbicides.aspx">Roundup</a>.</p> Mon, 21 Mar 2011 22:05:52 +0000 The Associated Press 775 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Lawsuit challenges genetically modified alfalfa USDA gives full approval to Monsanto's genetically-modified alfalfa http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/usda-gives-full-approval-monsantos-genetically-modified-alfalfa <p><a href="http://www.usda.gov/documents/rr_alfalfa.pdf">The U.S. Department of Agriculture</a> announced Thursday that it has decided to allow unrestricted commercial planting of <a href="http://monsanto.mediaroom.com/index.php?s=43&amp;item=918">Monsanto</a>’s Roundup Ready alfalfa.</p><p>The alfalfa has been genetically-engineered to tolerate the herbicide <a href="http://www.epa.gov/oppsrrd1/registration_review/glyphosate/index.htm">glyphosate</a>, known commercially as <a href="http://www.scotts.com/smg/brand/roundup/brandLanding.jsp">Roundup</a>.</p> Fri, 28 Jan 2011 00:16:36 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 418 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org USDA gives full approval to Monsanto's genetically-modified alfalfa USDA: Monsanto’s genetically-engineered alfalfa is safe to plant (but maybe not everywhere) http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/usda-monsanto%E2%80%99s-genetically-engineered-alfalfa-safe-plant-maybe-not-everywhere <p><a href="http://www.usda.gov/wps/portal/usda/usdahome?contentidonly=true&amp;contentid=2010/12/0667.xml">The U.S. Department of Agriculture</a> has decided <a href="http://www.monsanto.com/newsviews/Pages/USDA-EIS-on-roundup-ready-alfalfa-completed.aspx">Monsanto’s Roundup Ready alfalfa</a> is safe to plant but may need some restrictions.</p> Fri, 17 Dec 2010 18:52:56 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 149 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org USDA: Monsanto’s genetically-engineered alfalfa is safe to plant (but maybe not everywhere)