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American Crystal to plant biotech beets again

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GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) -- American Crystal Sugar's board of directors has decided to have the cooperative's farmer members plant biotech sugar beet seed again this year, despite a federal court challenge by opponents of genetically modified beets.

The Red River Valley co-op is the nation's largest sugar beet firm. The past three years it has used the seed that is engineered to withstand the popular weed killer Roundup.

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