US Supreme Court rules against Monsanto GM alfalfa, Justice Scalia comments on it ending the world

By | April 29, 2010

US Supreme Court rules against Monsanto GM alfalfa Justice Scalia comments on it ending the world

Supreme Court justices sounded skeptical Tuesday of a federal court decision blocking US biotech giant Monsanto’s sale of genetically modified alfalfa because some farmers fear their crops will be contaminated.

A federal judge in California in May 2007 ruled in a finding upheld on appeal in 2009 to block the sale of Monsanto’s GM alfalfa seeds.

The ruling also asked the USDA to carry out an  environmental impact study which it had not done before giving a green light back in 2004 to the sale of these seeds.

Plaintiffs, who are organic farmers supported by organizations such as the Center for Biological Diversity, worry that genetically modified seeds will contaminate their crops.

Monsanto took the fight all the way to the highest court in the land, arguing that the federal court did not have authority to block the alfalfa seed sales.

In a hearing, justices had questions about whether the environmental impact could be addressed before the USDA had done an impact study.

Judge Antonin Scalia minimized potential risks saying, “This is not the contamination of the New York city water supply. This isn’t the end of the world. It really isn’t.”

via US Supreme Court eyes bar on Monsanto GM alfalfa – Yahoo! News.

Yeah, it’s not like some alfalfa is going to create a black hole that swallows the entire galaxy in one day and one night resulting in the complete extinction of all life everywhere in the entire Milky Way Galaxy. Geeze. Relax. Eat your franken-foods. Trust that if it turns out that GM foods are killing people slowly and/or causing diseases like cancer, there will, eventually, be lawsuits and it will be banned … after enough people have died. That’s the way  it worked with vioxx, asbestos, PCBs, certain pesticides, DDT and cigarettes.

6 thoughts on “US Supreme Court rules against Monsanto GM alfalfa, Justice Scalia comments on it ending the world

  1. Claire Kellerman

    may I add to your list?:

    …killing people slowly and/or causing diseases like cancer, there will, eventually, be lawsuits and it will be banned … after enough people have died. That’s the way it worked with vioxx, asbestos, PCBs, certain pesticides, DDT and cigarettes…I would like to add…

    AND all psychiatric medications, please see:
    The Marketing of Madness ~ Are We All Insane?

    This is a brilliant documentary on the way we have all been made to suffer at the hands of profit-steeping Big Pharma, directly and indirectly as well. Our watersheds are being poisoned by the medications people put in the toilet, even from their urine!

    I personally fought for my life and escaped this rat wheel of lies, but how many children and their parents are robbed of the truth? — and, so, never even consider finding the root cause of their issues that can be solved with simple urine and blood tests, amino acids, 5HTP, integrative medicine and orthomolecular medicine.

    It is a crime; conventional agriculture, GMOs and toxic medications sold as the cure for the latest media-driven diagnoses. Please think for yourself, everyone. Be free. Be healthy and know you are important here.

    Peace & Blessings,
    ~”Clarity”

    1. Xeno Post author

      Thanks. For the record I’m only against GMO foods because I don’t believe our system has working checks and balances. Genetic modifications have allowed us to feed more people than we could otherwise. If we get smart about oversight, and long term consequences, then I’m fine with our reprogramming of biology.

  2. bill

    Scalia’s remark was emotional, illogical, uninformed and unintelligent. If this is what we can expect from the Supreme Court, then that court might as well not exist. We would be better off.

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  4. Loquai Adamane

    With Monsanto involved using a genetic modification that involves bacteria it is the end of the world. The part of the bacterium that this is used from codes DNA and RNA in a sequence to deprive the organism of reproducing can be introduced into other non-related organisms through direct contact mutation. Over generations this product inserts its sequence into said organisms messing up the genetic structure. Plant generations happen fast and if you keep eating them or eating anything that eats this modified organism, or continual contact with said organism you will become infertile and might die from genetic mutation, aka cancer. Canada and Europe will not use GM because of this, this is their scientists report not mine. With Monsanto involved using genetic modification that involves bacteria it is the end of the world.

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