US Senator introduces Biotech bill

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A Democratic Senator in the US offered legislation on Wednesday to
reassure consumers that biotech foods are safe by creating a
federal registry of all...

A Democratic Senator in the US offered legislation on Wednesday to reassure consumers that biotech foods are safe by creating a federal registry of all gene-spliced foods and making developers' scientificstudies available to the public, Reuters reported this week. Senator Dick Durbin of Illinois introduced the bill with the aim to strike a balance between demands by some green and consumer groups for stricterregulations and the biotech industry's view that gene-altered foods are just as safe as conventional foods. According to Reuters the bill has virtually no chance of passage in the few remaining work days of Congress, but is likely to be introduced again next year.

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