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Groups Call for Halt to Open Air Field Trials of Genetically Engineered Moths


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Groups Call for Halt to Open Air Field Trials of Genetically Engineered Moths

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. advocacy groups Center for Food Safety, Food and Water Watch, and Friends of the Earth U.S., along with the Northeastern Organic Farming Association of New York, called for a halt to open field trials of genetically engineered (GE) diamondback moths at Cornell University. The initial trials have been in enclosed screened cages, but are expected to move to open trials early this spring. The groups cite numerous unaccounted for risks, including impacts to non-target species, contamination of crops, and unknown evolutionary changes.

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