FDA to Launch GMO-Promoting Campaign
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is launching a campaign to promote GMOs in food. The initiative allocates $3 million to consumer outreach and education regarding agricultural biotechnology and its environmental, nutritional, food safety, economic and humanitarian impacts. The program will be developed in partnership with the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
The campaign was sparked by a letter from more than 50 agriculture and food groups urging the government to counter "misinformation about agricultural biotechnology in the public domain." However, many environmental groups and House Democrats have voiced their concern over government endorsement of GMOs, reports Food & Wine. Full Story
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