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Groups Take on Biotech Labels
Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor
Thu Feb 6, 2014 02:56 PM CST

WASHINGTON (DTN) -- A coalition of farm, food processor and biotech groups has formed to push for a federal law requiring only the Food and Drug Administration be allowed to determine if ingredients from a biotech crop pose a health or safety risk that would demand a label.

FDA has never determined any food poses a health or safety risk simply because it contains ingredients derived from biotech crops.

The Coalition for Safe and Affordable Food consists of 29 agricultural or food-processing groups, spearheaded by the Grocery Manufacturers Association. The coalition made its formal roll out on Thursday with members ...

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