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Feature Report - Pesticides in the Midwest

From: WFHB
Series: Daily Local News
Length: 08:59

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A federal lawsuit is seeking to keep genetically modified crops out of National Wildlife Refuges across the Midwest, including the three refuges in southern Indiana. A coalition of environmental groups filed the suit late last year after the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service decided the crops could be grown in certain circumstances. Farmers have grown genetically engineered crops on Indiana's refuge land in the past, although refuge officials told WFHB the practice has since been stopped.

Badge-wo-tagline_small A federal lawsuit is seeking to keep genetically modified crops out of National Wildlife Refuges across the Midwest, including the three refuges in southern Indiana. A coalition of environmental groups filed the suit late last year after the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service decided the crops could be grown in certain circumstances. Farmers have grown genetically engineered crops on Indiana's refuge land in the past, although refuge officials told WFHB the practice has since been stopped. The lawsuit and the public debate about whether it's appropriate to grow genetically modified crops on refuges in the Midwest - and throughout the country - is the subject of today's WFHB feature exclusive.

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A federal lawsuit is seeking to keep genetically modified crops out of National Wildlife Refuges across the Midwest, including the three refuges in southern Indiana. A coalition of environmental groups filed the suit late last year after the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service decided the crops could be grown in certain circumstances. Farmers have grown genetically engineered crops on Indiana's refuge land in the past, although refuge officials told WFHB the practice has since been stopped. The lawsuit and the public debate about whether it's appropriate to grow genetically modified crops on refuges in the Midwest - and throughout the country - is the subject of today's WFHB feature exclusive.

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