USA: FDA's new proposal to oversee biotech foods draws opposing reviews
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration's proposed new biotech food-review requirements and guidelines are drawing sharply mixed reviews from consumer/environmental activist, food industry and biotechnology groups. The proposal would make it mandatory for food developers to notify the FDA at least 120 days in advance of their intent to market a food or animal feed developed through biotechnology and to provide information to demonstrate that the product is as safe as its conventional counterpart.
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