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Agricultural Biotechnology: genetics and food

Focus on Biotechnology—Farmer Liability for Commingled Biotech Crop Shipments
A.B. Endres
March 2005
 

Abstract

Emerging regulations for overseas grain shipments ultimately may result in farmer liability for the commingling of even trace amounts of genetically engineered crops. The European Union now requires labeling of all products (including bulk grain shipments) that contain more than 0.9% of genetically modified organisms (GMOs). Moreover, there is zero tolerance for unapproved biotech products in the European Union, such as StarLink corn.
 
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Regulating Foods Derived From Genetically Engineered Crops
Donald L. Uchtmann
June, 2000
 

Abstract

This article describes key federal policies and statutes, and the role of the Food and Drug Administration, in assuring that foods derived from genetically engineered crops are as safe as other foods in the United States. The article concludes that the regulatory system is remarkably healthy, but can be improved even further. Also described in the article are the plans announced May 3, 2000 to strengthen the system of science based regulation and consumer access to information. The article was first published in Vol. 17 Agricultural Law Update, No.6 (May 2000).
 
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