Wednesday, November 03, 2010

Testimony on sugar beets continues

Litigants are presenting more court testimony today on the potential impacts if Judge Jeffrey White decides to destroy this year's Roundup Ready sugar beet stecklings.

Along with live witnesses, they've offered video depositions by experts to support opposing arguments on the likelihood of gene flow to neighboring crops, as well as the potential costs to an organic seed producer for guarding against contamination.

The seed companies also presented testimony from a Wyoming farmer to illustrate the significant advantages — like reduced labor requirements and herbicide applications — of planting biotech beets.

Further updates coming soon.

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