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Gene Drives: A Scientific Case for a Complete and Perpetual Ban

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One of the central issues of our day is how to safely manage the outputs of industrial innovation. Novel products incorporating nanotechnology, biotechnology, rare metals, microwaves, novel chemicals, and more, enter the market on a daily basis. Yet none of these products come with an adequate data set of scientific information. Nor do they come with a clear intellectual framework within which their risks can be placed, as disputes over the precautionary principle show. The majority of products receive no regulatory supervision at all. How will the product be disposed of?

USA: FOOD SAFETY EXPERTS SLAM PRESIDENT OBAMA OVER GMO LABELING LEGACY

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SUMMARY: "US President Barack Obama signed into law a GMO labeling bill that discriminates against more than 100 million Americans on Friday."

US President Barack Obama signed into law a GMO labeling bill that discriminates against more than 100 million Americans on Friday.

The bill recently passed through Congress and allows companies and producers to use QR codes, 1-800 numbers and other difficult to access technology to label food products that contain GMOs, instead of clear, on-package text.

USA: GMO LABELING BILL HAS BEEN SIGNED BY PRESIDENT OBAMA

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SUMMARY: "The majority of our food contains GMOs.

Soon all food packages sold in the U.S. will have to have the proper labeling."

The majority of our food contains GMOs.

Soon all food packages sold in the U.S. will have to have the proper labeling.

USA: GMO LABELLING LAW ROILS FOOD COMPANIES

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SUMMARY: "The U.S. food industry is fighting one of its fiercest regulatory battles in years over labels for ingredients made with genetically modified organisms. And it is losing—to Vermont."

The U.S. food industry is fighting one of its fiercest regulatory battles in years over labels for ingredients made with genetically modified organisms. And it is losing—to Vermont.

USA: VILSACK SAYS CONGRESS MUST RESOLVE GMO LABELING DISPUTE

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SUMMARY: "The biotech labeling negotiations led by Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack broke down over whether GMOs had to be disclosed on food labels or whether it would be enough to ensure that electronic disclosure would be adequate to serve consumers, he says. "

The biotech labeling negotiations led by Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack broke down over whether GMOs had to be disclosed on food labels or whether it would be enough to ensure that electronic disclosure would be adequate to serve consumers, he says.

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