New biotech bill introduced

Congress has yet to act on legislation requiring labeling of biotech foods, but Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) has gone a step further, introducing “The Genetically Engineered Food Safety Act.” The Act requires biotech foods to go through FDA’s food-additive review process to gain approval.

The food-additive review process is widely regarded as in need of reform. It often takes a decade or more to make it through the complicated process which would, in effect, halt the introduction of biotech foods into the market. Even more, the Act calls for companies to pay user fees to have their products reviewed.

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