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Environmentalists oppose planting of modified crops

Opponents of genetically engineered (GE) crops maintain that human consumption of these products poses a risk to public health. Now, three environmental groups have brought a lawsuit against the federal government contending that genetically modified crops are not fit for even wildlife to consume and do harm to habitat.

But while the two sides argue whether GE crops are environmentally safe, neither the environmentalists nor the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service know if GE crops are the better choice economically. And the environmentalists are pondering legal action to stop all crop planting on refuges in Mississippi and across the South.


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