FDA STATES BIOTECH TOMATO IS SAFE

WASHINGTON (FNS) -- Calgene Fresh Inc.'s Flavr Savr tomato got a vote of confidence last week from the Food and Drug Administration, although the agency gave no indication when it will issue a final decision on whether the biotech tomato can be marketed.News that FDA officials in charge of reviewing Calgene's application for marketing approval are looking favorably on the tomato came during a three-day

WASHINGTON (FNS) -- Calgene Fresh Inc.'s Flavr Savr tomato got a vote of confidence last week from the Food and Drug Administration, although the agency gave no indication when it will issue a final decision on whether the biotech tomato can be marketed.

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