Monday, August 21, 2006

FDA approves viruses as food additive

Starting in the mid 1990s, the process of irradiation was found by the FDA to be a "safe" method of sterilizing food.
Now it seems that viruses have been approved for similar purposes. A company named Intralytix has been petitioning the FDA since 2002 for the acceptance of viruses as a "food additive". They've licensed the product to an as-yet unnammed international company for its use gloabally.

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Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Officials Cut Corners With Biotech Crop Permits in Hawaii

Just received this story in my inbox:

Citing possible harm to Hawaii's 329 endangered and threatened species, a federal district judge has ruled that the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) violated the Endangered Species Act (ESA) in permitting the cultivation of drug-producing, genetically engineered crops throughout Hawaii.

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