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Ag groups seek to quell negative Roundup claims

Published 03/05/2011, The Daily Republic

Agriculture technology firms and South Dakota producers are refuting claims by a Purdue scientist that Roundup Ready technology could be responsible for a microscopic pathogen “that appears to significantly impact the health of plants, animals and probably human beings.” The bio-warning first became news in mid-January when Don Huber, a retired Army colonel and emeritus professor at Purdue University, wrote to U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack protesting the pending deregulation of genetically engineered alfalfa, warning that “such approval could be a calamity.”

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