CALGENE CUTTING BACK OPERATIONS, PERSONNEL

EVANSTON, Ill. -- Calgene Fresh, which has been awaiting the government's seal of approval to market its genetically altered Flavr Savr tomato, said it is scaling back its operations here to avoid absorbing "further heavy operating losses." According to a statement issued by Calgene's parent company, Calgene Inc., Davis, Calif., the losses stem from months of delays in the approval process.Calgene

EVANSTON, Ill. -- Calgene Fresh, which has been awaiting the government's seal of approval to market its genetically altered Flavr Savr tomato, said it is scaling back its operations here to avoid absorbing "further heavy operating losses." According to a statement issued by Calgene's parent company, Calgene Inc., Davis, Calif., the losses stem from months of delays in the approval process.

Calgene Fresh has laid off a "substantial number of personnel primarily in its Chicago distribu

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