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U.S. to Rubber Stamp Transgene Contamination


Mae-Wan Ho and Sam Burcher report

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published a proposal on 24 November 2004 to allow experimental GM crops grown on "test" sites to legally enter the food chain. The proposal is open for comment until 24 January 2005.

US Government is Planning to Approve Contamination of the World's Food Supply


How the US Government is Planning to Approve Contamination of the World's Food Supply with Experimental GM Crops

Friends of The Earth Briefing Paper November 2004
To read the full briefing paper click this link:


Genetically Engineered Dental Treatment Therapy Trials Given the OK by FDA


WALLACE WITKOWSKI, AP Business Writer November 30, 2004

A biotech company has won approval to conduct human trials of a dental treatment that uses genetically modified bacteria to prevent cavities for a lifetime, after resolving regulators' safety concerns.

Oragenics Inc. said Tuesday that trials of the product, known as Replacement Therapy, would get underway early next year. The company's shares surged 20
percent on the news.

The announcement comes roughly a year-and-a-half after the Food and Drug
Administration put the Alachua, Fla.-based company's trials on hold pending

FDA Wants to Allow Further Contamination of our Food - Comment Now


Biotech Firms Tout FDA Rules


For more on this, see Friends of the Earth's press release at: FOE press release

For a briefing paper with more indepth information: FOEI contamination. pdf

Omaha World-Herald -- November 25, 2004

GE Creeping Bentgrass Comment Period Extended!


Notice of Escape of Seeds and Pollen of Round-up Ready Creeping Bentgrass

Below is a copy of a new public notice of escape (from USDA approved field test) of seeds of round-up ready genetically engineered creeping bentgrass. BRS = USDA's biotechnology Regulatory Service.

Company/Institution: Scotts Company Date: 2004

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