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7 USA Federal Safeguards and Labeling Federal Safeguards and Labeling - FDA - USDA - Environmental Protection Agency - Individual State Governments Jurisdiction for monitoring the development and testing of plants and plant products produced through biotechnology. M Cámara, 2006 USA Safety of Transgenic Plants National Academy of Sciences, World Health Organization, Food & Drug Administration, U.S. Dept. Agriculture and EPA say “yes”. 20 years of lab research & field trials (FDA) “risks no greater than or different from traditional breeding used for > 100 years” FDA Requirements of New Foods 1. Demonstrate that GMOs do not contain substantially increased levels of previously known toxic substances, new hazardous substances or
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Unformatted text preview: different levels of nutrients 2. No known or potentially new allergens 3. Consult FDA prior to commercialization (voluntary). GMs PRODUCTS ON THE MARKET Bovine somatotropin Bovine somatotropin (abbreviated bST and BST ) is a protein hormone produced in the pituitary glands of cattle . It is also called bovine growth hormone, or BGH. BST can be produced synthetically, using recombinant DNA technology. The resulting product is called recombinant bovine somatotropin (rBST), recombinant bovine growth hormone (rBGH), or artiFcial growth hormone. It is administered to the cow by injection and used to increase milk production....
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