Volume 92 Issue 42 | pp. 26-27
Issue Date: October 20, 2014

Pivotal Point For Biotech Crops

Calls ramp up for increased government oversight, food labeling
Department: Government & Policy
Keywords: genetically modified food, National Research Council, food safety

Enthusiasm for genetically modified (GM) crops appears to be waning. Opponents of the technology, which was once hailed for reducing the use of pesticides, say the benefits are rapidly disappearing. Many weeds and insects are now resistant to the limited number of traits that have been commercialized.

Consumers in the U.S., who paid little attention to government oversight of GM crops when they first hit the market in the 1990s, are beginning to question the . . .

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