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Saturday, June 17, 2006

USDA to approve GE plums!! Open to public comments NOW

TAKE ACTION: USDA CLOSE TO APPROVING GENETICALLY ENGINEERED PLUMS
The United Sates Department of Agriculture (USDA) is now accepting public comments regarding the commercial approval of a genetically engineered plum, known as "C5." The approval of C5 would be the first widely released genetically engineered (GE) tree in the United States. Approval of C5 will also pave the way for more GE tree and fruit varieties, including peaches, cherries, and apricots. GE tree pollen can drift for several miles, leading to contamination of neighboring organic crops and indigenous trees. The USDA is currently accepting public comments on this issue.

posted by Alix @ 10:38 PM

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