GENTECH archive 8.96-97

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Should "organic" = genetically engineered?



     USDA is seeking comment on whether a national 
     definition of "organic" foods should (or should 
     not) include genetically engineered organisms.
     Address your comments to:
     
     Eileen S. Stommes, Deputy Administrator 
     USDA-AMS-TM-NOP
     Room 4007-So.
     Ag. Stop 0275
     P.O. Box 96456
     Washington, D.C. 20090-6456
     
     The full text of the Proposed Rule is in the 
     December 16, 1997 Federal Register Vol 62, No. 
     241, page 65850.  You can also access the Federal 
     Register at http://www.epa.gov/  Click on "laws 
     and regulations", then on "federal register 
     database" (from government printing office), then 
     on "federal register".  Mark the search boxes for 
     "proposed rules", "December 16, 1997" and 
     "national organic program".