- Associated Press - Monday, June 21, 2010

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court has lifted a nationwide ban on the planting of genetically engineered alfalfa seeds, despite claims they might harm the environment.

In a 7-1 vote Monday, the court reversed a federal appeals court ruling that prohibited Monsanto Co. from selling alfalfa seeds that are resistant to the popular weed killer Roundup.

Justice Stephen G. Breyer took no part in the case.