Bill to restrict the distribution
of genetically engineered foods introduced
US Senator Richard Durbin (D-IL) has introduced
a bill that would require FDA to approve new genetically engineered
(GE) foods before they can be marketed. FDA will be charged with
ensuring that GE ingredients are just as safe as their conventional
counterparts. The bill would also give FDA authority to review
genetically engineered botanical supplements, should they be developed.
Food Ingredients Online, Oct. 13, 2000.
by Herb Research Foundation, Boulder, CO, USA.