Clinic Files Amicus Brief in Case Challenging Unlimited Deregulation of Genetically Modified Alfalfa

On April 23, 2012, the Clinic filed an amicus brief on behalf of organic farmers, producers of organic foods, and organic advocacy organizations in a Ninth Circuit case, Center for Food Safety v. Vilsack, involving a challenge to the Department of Agriculture’s decision to allow the unrestricted use of Roundup-Ready alfalfa (RRA). ¬†In the brief, the Clinic argued that the agency’s decision will cause significant economic harm to the organic industry and that a more limited deregulation decision, which imposed geographic restrictions and buffer zones, would reduce this harm. ¬†Clinic student Christopher Rendall-Jackson (JD ’12) worked with Clinical Instructor Shaun Goho on the brief.

A copy of the brief is available Amicus Brief, Center for Food Safety v. Vilsack (9th Cir. 12-15052).

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