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EU Commission Seeks to Increase Biotech Food Safety

January 19, 2004

Source: Reuters News Service


BRUSSELS - The European Commission sought to calm consumer concerns over genetically modified organisms last week by giving each GMO variety a unique code so it can be traced throughout the food chain.

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.