2. Engineered corn is first trait approved for ethanol production

March 2011
Food & Environment Electronic Digest;Mar2011, p2
The article reports that U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has approved genetically engineered corn for ethanol production. It informs that the approval is opposed by food millers, food processors, and scientists. It also informs that for making ethanol production cheaper, USDA has put food supply at risk.


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