USDA Gives Green Light to CRISPR Food

USDA Gives Green Light to CRISPR Food
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For nearly two years now, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has been quietly giving the go-ahead to a handful of crops that have been genetically engineered using CRISPR. Editing the DNA of people and animals may be controversial, but when it comes to plants, the agency has taken the stance that as long as the gene-edited plants don't include any foreign genetic material, CRISPR'd crops aren't subject to special regulation.

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