SCOTUS Nominee Elena Kagan Goes to Bat for Monsanto,
Sides With Conservative Justices
Thursday 13 May 2010
by: Joshua Frank, t r u t h o u t | Report
Alfalfa is the fourth largest crop grown in the United States and Monsanto wants to control it.
On April 27, the Supreme Court heard arguments in a case that could well write the future of alfalfa production in our country.
Fortunately, for those who are concerned about the potential environmental and health impacts of genetically engineered (GE) crops, Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan is not yet residing on the bench.
For the past four years, the Center for Food Safety (CFS), a Washington DC-based consumer protection group, and others have litigated against Monsanto and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) regarding the company’s Roundup Ready alfalfa. The coalition has focused their fight against Monsanto’s GE alfalfa, based on concerns that the plants could negatively impact biodiversity as well as other non-GE food crops.