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In July 2011, the USDA gave GMOs a regulatory hall pass.
This came on the heels of a whole slew of deregulation decisions by the USDA.
The agency determined that, thanks to a tiny technical
loophole, they had no oversight over GMO Kentucky bluegrass. This meant that
the grass—and any GMOs created via the same GMO technique—could be planted
anywhere, at anytime, with zero government oversight.
Late last month, Scott’s Miracle-Gro quietly announced that
their employees will “test” the Roundup-resistant GMO grass by planting it in
their home lawns in Marysville, Ohio. Scott’s hopes to have thousands more
consumers planting their GMO grass by 2016—and thanks to the USDA, there’s no
framework in place to keep this from happening.
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