[JURIST] A federal judge on Tuesday ordered [judgment, PDF] the destruction of a crop of genetically-engineered (GE) sugar beets because of the potential harmful effect the plants may have on surrounding flora, the first such order to be issued in the US. The suit was filed in September by Earthjustice and the Center for Food Safety [advocacy websites] on behalf of a coalition of farmers, consumers,and conservation groups after the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) [official website] revealed that it…

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