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Biotechnology Industry Says New FDA Rules Will Boost Food Safety

November 26, 2004

By Chris Clayton

Source: Omaha World-Herald


The biotechnology industry is lauding new proposed rules from the Food and Drug Administration, but critics argue they allow low-level contamination of the food supply from experimental plants.

The proposed rules, published Wednesday in the Federal Register, have set off a wave of complaints from biotech critics. The announcement coincided with release of a new poll showing consumers want tighter regulation of biotech foods.