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Describe the process by which GM crops are developed and by which they secure regulatory approval by the U.S.

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Jorge Fernandez-Cornejo, Seth Wechsler, Mike Livingston, and Lorraine Mitchell Economic Research Service Economic Research Report Number 162 February 2014 United States Department of Agriculture Genetically Engineered Crops in the United States
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