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Public Weighing in on Biotech
Jerry Hagstrom DTN Political Correspondent
Tue Aug 19, 2014 08:51 AM CDT

WASHINGTON (DTN) -- The National Research Council, a prestigious organization whose studies carry a lot of weight with policymakers and the general public, has invited severe critics of genetically-engineered crops to testify at a three-day semi-public meeting in mid-September as it undertakes a review of agricultural biotechnology.

Next month's meeting is part of a study that the NRC, the operating arm of the National Academies, has launched "to conduct a broad review of available information on genetically-engineered (GE) crops in the context of the contemporary global food and agricultural system," according to a section of the NRC website.

"The public ...

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