Unapproved Monsanto Cotton No Threat: Regulators

Law360, New York (December 4, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- A small portion of unauthorized genetically engineered cotton that Monsanto Co. inadvertently harvested alongside its commercially available genetically engineered cotton does not pose any safety concerns for food or feed, the federal government has determined.

After Monsanto harvested about 60 tons of cottonseed, the company realized that less than 0.5 percent of the supply came from the unapproved genetically engineered cotton variety. This unauthorized variety produces a pesticide nearly identical to a product that has been approved in the U.S. and other countries and is used...
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