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Thailand: Medicinal Plants Protected in More Areas

(Apr. 13, 2012) The Thai government has added eight more places to the list of twelve previously designated locations that are medicinal plant protection zones. A dozen species of plants used in traditional medicines have been found to be at risk of extinction. (Protected Areas for Herbal Plants in Eight Provinces, THE NATION (Apr. 10, […]

United States: Court Rules Agency’s Deregulation of Genetically Engineered Sugar Beets Violated Federal Environmental Law

(Oct. 20, 2009) A federal district court has ruled that a decision by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to deregulate a genetically engineered form of sugar beets without preparing an environmental impact statement (EIS) violated the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). The USDA has authority under the Plant Protection Act to regulate genetically engineered […]