Growing of GM corn, rice and soybean will be banned, while illegal production and sales of GM crops and supply of their seeds will also be prohibited.
In granting its decision the court recognized potential harm to farmers and environment from the widespread planting of GE crops
On election day, voters in Sonoma County successfully banned the cultivation of genetically modified crops!
The Center for Biological Diversity said the new EPA decision will open the door for dicamba use to jump from less than 1 million pounds to more than 25 million annually.
“If it turns out that some of these genetically modified foods aren’t healthier, aren’t more productive and use more pesticides then we should follow the science.”
Hakim’s conclusion, he points out, is similar to a report from the National Academy of Sciences that found GMO crops have not, to date, increased actual yields and should not be exclusively relied upon to meet long-term food security needs.
Despite the defeat in Congress, the pro-labeling campaign had had a huge impact - and the campaign’s effort to educate the public is paying off.