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CRISPR and Other Gene-Editors are Getting the Green Light for Commercialization

In the latest announcement, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has concluded that a new gene-edited wheat should not be subject to the regulatory process to be approved. For those who see genetically modified foods as equivalent to Armageddon, this announcement may incite them to riot.

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