Statement by the Sugar Industry BioTech Council on Appellate Court Activity

Published online: Jun 06, 2011
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On May 20, 2011, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit granted the motion of Monsanto and other industry intervenors to dismiss the remaining appeals on Case number 10-17335.  The intervenor group had voluntarily asked that the appeal be dismissed.  As a result of subsequent court decisions and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) actions, continuation of the appeals had little consequence for Roundup Ready sugarbeet growers or seed companies. The USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has issued interim measures to allow the planting of Roundup Ready sugarbeets and farmers are planting Roundup Ready sugarbeet crops.