USDA Grants Approval for Monsanto/Scotts’ Genetically Engineered Grass (EcoWatch)

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USDA Grants Final Approval for Monsanto/Scotts’ Genetically Engineered Grass (EcoWatch)
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Originally published by EcoWatch

January 18th, 2017

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) issued a final deregulation decision Wednesday approving Monsanto and Scotts’ genetically engineered (GE) bentgrass, even as the highly invasive creeping grass continues to spread unchecked beyond its Oregon and Idaho test plots.

Decades-old outdoor experiments have proven the bentgrass impossible to control since it escaped from “controlled” plots and invaded irrigation ditches, riverbanks and the Crooked River National Grassland, crowding out…


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