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2011-04-28 13:53:00

DENVER, April 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- American sugar farmers and refiners have filed a suit to stop big corn processors from marketing high-fructose corn syrup as a "natural" product equivalent to real sugar. The suit, filed in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles by Western Sugar Cooperative, Michigan Sugar Company and C & H Sugar Company, Inc., charges that the "corn sugar" branding campaign financed by the corn refining industry's giant companies constitutes false advertising under...

2011-02-04 14:55:00

ST. LOUIS, Feb. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has authorized spring planting of Genuity® Roundup Ready® sugar beets. Last year Monsanto Company (NYSE: MON) and KWS SAAT AG petitioned USDA to act with interim measures so farmers could continue to grow Roundup Ready sugar beets while USDA completes an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). "USDA's decision is a positive step for sugar beet farmers," said Steve Welker,...

2010-12-08 00:49:02

Researchers at Umeå Plant Science Center in Sweden discovered, in collaboration with the Syngenta company, a previously unknown gene in sugar beets that blocks flowering. The discovery makes it possible to control when sugar beets bloom. Researchers at Umeå Plant Science Center in Sweden discovered, in collaboration with the Syngenta company, a previously unknown gene in sugar beets that blocks flowering. Only with the cold of winter is the gene shut off,...

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2010-12-01 12:35:00

A federal judge has ordered that a genetically modified crop be destroyed, saying that the altered sugar beets were planted illegally. U.S. District Judge Jeffrey White in California granted a preliminary injunction Tuesday that was sought by the Center for Food Safety and other groups, which said the Monsanto-produced sugar beet crops were planted without proper environmental review. He delayed implementation of the order until December 7 to allow time for an appeal. White said in his...

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2010-08-15 06:22:17

Monsanto Co. has been dealt a major setback as a federal judge on Friday banned the planting of genetically engineered sugar beets by the biotech giant. Reuters reports that US District Judge Jeffrey White ruled that the US Department of Agriculture's approval of Monsanto's genetically altered sugar beets was without adequate environmental study. Sugar beets account for more than half of the country's sugar supply. But traditional sugar beet seeds remain widely available and environmental...

2010-04-27 07:37:00

Former Solicitor General of the United States, Gregory G. Garre, to Conduct Oral Arguments WASHINGTON, April 27 /PRNewswire/ -- The Supreme Court will hear oral arguments today and consider overturning a lower court's order that prevented farmers from planting Roundup Ready alfalfa since 2007. The case before the Supreme Court is specifically about the injunction against Roundup Ready alfalfa. Monsanto Company (NYSE: MON) and Forage Genetics International (FGI) will argue that the lower...

2010-04-21 14:33:00

ST. LOUIS, April 21, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Monsanto Company (NYSE: MON) and their seed partner company, Forage Genetics International (FGI), filed a final reply brief with the U.S. Supreme Court yesterday in preparation for the upcoming oral arguments of Monsanto Co. v. Geertson Seed Farms, scheduled for April 27. "This case is about fairness and choice for farmers," said David F. Snively, Monsanto General Counsel. "Farmers should be able to count on USDA approvals of biotech...

2010-03-16 18:02:00

ST. LOUIS, March 16, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- U.S. District Court Judge Jeffrey S. White denied the motion for a preliminary injunction in the Roundup Ready® sugarbeet case late today. This decision allows growers to continue planting Roundup Ready sugarbeet varieties across the United States this spring. "This ruling provides clarity that farmers can plant Roundup Ready sugarbeets in 2010," said Steve Welker, Monsanto Company's (NYSE: MON) sugarbeet business...

2010-01-15 19:42:00

ST. LOUIS, Jan. 15, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The U.S. Supreme Court announced today that it has granted Monsanto Company's (NYSE: MON) petition for review of a federal district court order which halted planting of Roundup Ready® alfalfa in 2007, pending completion of an environmental impact statement (EIS) by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). "USDA's regulatory approval process was short-circuited without any hearing to consider the views of impacted...


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  • A stinking tobacco.
  • Offal; waste animal product; organic matter unfit for consumption.
This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.