Here’s the latest information on the Roundup Ready sugarbeet case. There was a hearing on Friday, Aug. 13.
At the hearing, Judge Jeffrey White of the U.S. District Court issued an order which states that harvest and processing of Roundup Ready® sugar beets and sugar beet seed crops planted before August 13, 2010 are not affected and may proceed without interference.The Court decided to vacate the deregulation of Roundup Ready sugarbeets and to return the product to the USDA for appropriate action for future plantings.
The Sugar Industry Biotech Council has a statement up on its site.
No Risk Assessment for Sugarbeets? Biofortified.org
Genetically Engineered Crops: Sugar Beet (James and the Giant Corn)
U.S. Sugarbeet Farming (USDA-Amber Waves newsletter)
Sugar beet Research and Education Board
Sugarbeets – University of Wisconsin Extension