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FDA Official: GMO Foods "As Safe As" Other Foods

A top official at the Food and Drug Administration assured lawmakers Wednesday the agency has no safety concerns about the increasingly controversial production of genetically engineered foods.
Genetically modified organisms, better known as GMO, are used by farmers to increase their crop yields.  But many concerns have been raised by food safety groups about the dangers of eating foods that were scientifically altered.
Michael Landa, director of the Center for Foods Safety and Applied Nutrition at the FDA, dismissed those claims Wednesday.
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