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US pork producers push for USDA to take charge of gene-edited food animals

Industry group launches campaign touting benefits of gene editing, while it worries FDA rules are blocking development

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US pork producers and biotech advocates on Tuesday upped pressure on the Trump administration to give USDA oversight of gene-edited food animals, arguing FDA’s current regulatory regime is needlessly impeding use of advanced breeding technologies and putting American farmers at a competitive disadvantage.

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