CONTENTIOUS HEARINGS HELD ON BIOTECH FOODS

CHICAGO (FNS) -- The windy city proved a heated ground for the first in a series of Food and Drug Administration public hearings on bioengineered foods.The meeting, aimed at gathering public opinion on the safety of biotech foods, featured square-offs between consumer advocates, environmentalists and organic agriculturists, who all shared differing opinions on the safety of gene-altered foods during

CHICAGO (FNS) -- The windy city proved a heated ground for the first in a series of Food and Drug Administration public hearings on bioengineered foods.

The meeting, aimed at gathering public opinion on the safety of biotech foods, featured square-offs between consumer advocates, environmentalists and organic agriculturists, who all shared differing opinions on the safety of gene-altered foods during eight hours of testimony.

Nearly 100 people spoke at the hearing, but most of

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