Volume 93 Issue 29 | pp. 25-26
Issue Date: July 20, 2015

Rethinking Biotech Rules

White House calls for update to U.S. regulatory system for genetically modified foods
Department: Government & Policy
Keywords: biotechnology, genetically modified food, GMOs, food safety

If your dog gets into your neighbor’s chicken coop and destroys the flock, you are responsible for the damages. If you spray-paint a fence and the paint drifts onto a neighbor’s car, you are responsible for repairing the vehicle. Likewise, if your child throws a baseball through your neighbor’s window, you are potentially liable for the damage. But if pollen from your genetically modified crops drifts onto an adjacent organic farm, that neighbor bears sole . . .

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