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Genetic Engineering

Center for Food Safety v. Schafer

A district court denied environmental groups’ motion for a preliminary injunction to enjoin the use of genetically engineered sugar beets. On the likelihood of success on the merits, the court has already found that defendants,...

Geerston Seed Farms v. Johanns

The Ninth Circuit upheld a lower court order enjoining the future planting of disputed genetically engineered alfalfa seed pending the U.S. Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service's completion of an enivironmental impact statement....

Geertson Seed Farms v. Johanns

A district court held that the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) failed to take a hard look at its decision to deregulate alfalfa genetically engineered to resist the herbicide glyphosate—the active ingredient in "...

International Ctr. for Tech. Assessment v. Johanns

A district court held that the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) arbitrarily and capriciously denied petitions to list certain genetically engineered varieties of grasses as noxious weeds under the Plant Protection Act...

Patently Erroneous: How the Supreme Court's Decision in Farm Advantage Ignores Congress and Threatens the Future of the American Farmer

Over 200 years ago, Thomas Jefferson introduced America's first Patent Act.1 The Act introduced the use of intellectual property rights to foster and reward human creativity. However, Jefferson and the Act's...