Set your gene guns to stun as we explore the curious landscape of GMO regulations in the U.S.

How GMOs are regulated… or not—Speaking of Chemistry


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WASHINGTON, May 18, 2017 — Pink pineapples, non-browning produce and other genetically modified organisms are becoming part of our food system. Though most scientists say they’re safe, GMOs still face fierce opposition from critics. But what about the federal agencies that can approve or shoot down modified crops headed for consumers? Where do they stand? The answer may surprise you —– although some GMOs are lassoed with strict regulations, others are slipping through loopholes with no federal oversight at all.

Critics say the Obama Administration balked on an opportunity to update Reagan-era guidelines on how agencies like the Department of Agriculture regulate foods with edited genes. What does this means for GMO foods looking to make it to market in the era of CRISPR? Ryan Cross examines the implications in this episode of Speaking of Chemistry.


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