July 06, 2015 | New York Times
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Review of Rules for Genetically Modified Crops

The Obama administration said it would update the way the government regulated genetically modified crops

The Obama administration said on Thursday that it would update the way the government regulated genetically modified crops and some other biotechnology products, saying that the nearly 30-year-old system had become outdated and confusing and did not foster public confidence.

“While the current regulatory system for biotechnology products effectively protects the health and the environment, advances in science and technology since 1992 have been altering the product landscape,” John P. Holdren, the White House science adviser, and three other senior White House officials said in a blog post on Thursday.

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