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Fruits and Vegetables / Genetic Engineering #141446

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, May 26, 1992
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Washington: Bettina Gregory) Decision by the government that genetically altered fruits and vegetables can be marketed without FDA approval featured; scenes shown of a super tomato whose genes have been altered to retard spoilage. [Calgene Fresh president Thomas CHURCHWELL - comments.] [Vice President Dan QUAYLE - says there will not be unnecessary regulation.] [Consumer advocate Jeremy RIFKIN - worries about mutations.] FDA (Food and Drug Administration) said not requiring special labelling for this food.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(New York: Bob Jamieson) Biotechnology in agriculture featured. [Calgene Dan WAGSTER - talks about a cotton gene that produces a pest- killing protein.] [Agricultural consultant Richard HERRETT - lauds the administration's ruling.] The market for biotechnology in the drug field recalled.

Gregory, Bettina;
Jamieson, Bob;
Jennings, Peter

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