Fearing this seemingly green light for animal patents, the Foundation on Economic Trends, led by author and activist Jeremy Rifkin, filed a petition with the U.S.
Contact: Foundation on Economic Trends, 1130 17th Street NW, Washington, DC 20036/(202)466-2823.
Although the Foundation on Economic Trends
continues to demand additional regulation, recent changes in government policy have moved increasingly toward deregulation of agricultural biotechnology companies in the United States.
"This is a situation that's every bit as dangerous as a Three Mile Island or a Chernobyl," Jeremy Rifkin, president of the Foundation on Economic Trends
, told SCIENCE NEWS.
The motion filed this week by the Washington, D.C.-based Foundation on Economic Trends
is related to a suit it filed last spring charging that USDA did not follow correct procedure in approving the vaccine for sale.
Jeremy Rifkin of the Foundation on Economic Trends
says he will challenge the new policy in court.
Widespread use of the hormone will wreak havoc on the dairy industry as well as damaging the environment and causing cows to suffer, charge LaFollette, the Wisconsin Family Farm Defense Fund, the Humane Society of the United States and Jeremy Rifkin of the Washington, D.C.-based Foundation on Economic Trends
. If the FDA does not agree within 30 days to begin preparing an environmental impact statement, Rifkin says the coalition will sue in federal court.
Jeremy Rifkin of the Washington, D.C.-based Foundation on Economic Trends
, a plantiff in the court case, says he is happy with the Army's decision because the preparation of a formal environmental impact statement opens the project plans to comment by other federal agencies and by the public.
The suit was brought by the Foundation on Economic Trends
, a Washington, D.C.-based public-interest organization, and two retired military officers (SN: 12/22 & 29/84, p.
The court has made it clear that no government agency can wantonly ignore the environment and public health," says plaintiff Jeremy Rifkin of the Washington, D.C.-based Foundation on Economic Trends