An article from yesterday's New York Times details the coming challenges in deriving food from genetically modified organisms, particularly here in the US, where so far there aren't a lot of guidelines on the subject. Getting FDA to "spell out the rules of the game," the article says, could be the encouragement investors need to get active in this area -- while others contend that such guidelines would scare the public by having the GMO term associated with this food.

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