Author Archives: Guy Knudsen

About Guy Knudsen

Guy R. Knudsen, gknudsen@gknudsenlaw.com

Impacts of Agricultural GMOs on Wildlands: A New Frontier of Biotech Litigation

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Genetically Engineered Alfalfa – Coming Soon to a Field Near You

The USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) just announced its decision to fully deregulate genetically engineered (= genetically modified, or GM) alfalfa. GM alfalfa is resistant to Monsanto’s glyphosate herbicide, commercially known as Roundup. The decision to completely … Continue reading

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Sanitation in Haiti: Beyond the Cholera Epidemic

    Sanitation in Haiti: Beyond the Cholera Epidemic     With a death toll of more than 2,000 persons (as of this writing) and rising every day, the cholera epidemic in Haiti is major and tragic news.  Of course, the impact of … Continue reading

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Microbial Source Tracking: Pointing the Finger of Blame for Waterborne Pathogens (2010)

Published in:  American Bar Association, ABA Water Quality and Wetlands Committee Newsletter, Fall 2010 MICROBIAL SOURCE TRACKING: POINTING THE FINGER OF BLAME FOR WATERBORNE PATHOGENS  GUY R. KNUDSEN  Clear, sparkling water is not an accurate indicator that rivers, lakes, streams, … Continue reading

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Biofuels: The Environmental Downside

Published in:  American Bar Association, ABA Agricultural Management Committee Newsletter, Fall 2009 BIOFUELS: THE ENVIRONMENTAL DOWNSIDE Guy R. Knudsen Biofuels are obtained from living or recently living biological materials, typically plants and plant-derived products, in contrast to fossil fuels (coal, … Continue reading

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Biotech Crops Litigation Update (2009)

Published in:  American Bar Association, ABA Agricultural Management Committee Newsletter 13:5-8; 2009)  BIOTECH CROP LITIGATION UPDATE  GUY R. KNUDSEN  Genetically modified (“transgenic”, or “biotech”) crops have transformed U.S. agriculture, but almost fifteen years after the first commercial introduction of transgenic … Continue reading

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