WASHINGTON -- The Flavr Savr tomato is about to lose its monopoly on the biotechnology produce market. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration here gave clearance to five bioengineered produce items, along with two bioengineered crop items, earlier this month. Following hearings Nov. 2 and 3, FDA ruled it was satisfied with the information presented on the genetic engineering used in three bioengineered tomatoes, a virus-resistant squash and a potato resistant to the Colorado potato beetle. ...

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