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The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investigating whether genetically engineered corn meant for use in pharmaceuticals, not the food supply, might have leaked into soybeans destined to be eaten.

If the USDA finds that this occurred, the soybeans will be destroyed.
KC's View:
While the amount of soybeans that may need to be destroyed is worth about $2.7 million, the real questions is whether this story gets enough traction to hurt consumer confidence…

We spoke to Gene Grabowski of the Grocery Manufacturers of America (GMA) yesterday, who described this incident as GMA’s worst fear, and noted that it highlights the need for tough, science-based regulation.

We agree.