By MICHAEL KLAUSSMANAssociated PressTechnology companies are preparing to launch genetically modified (GM) food and feed, while environmental groups are urging the Food and Drug Administration to halt its approval of the controversial products.
The biotech companies are among a handful of firms that have been granted permission to test crops that can withstand a variety of pests.
The applications were filed with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in the United States and abroad.
They will likely be used to help advance the development of GM crops, but are likely to have a wider impact, said Michael Klebanoff, a senior policy analyst at the Center for Food Safety.
“These crops have a wide range of potential applications,” Klebanon said.
“There is no question about that.”GMO crops are grown by a number of different companies in the U, Europe, Australia and Asia.
The companies have a number different kinds of traits to offer to farmers.
The genes in these crops are modified to resist insects, mold, viruses, bacteria and other pests.
The modified genes are not patented.
The crops are sold under different names and often with different names.
Companies have a variety for different uses, including for crops to boost crop yields and for livestock feed.
In the U., for example, GM cotton is often marketed as a crop to increase yields, but the crops can also be used in livestock feed to boost productivity.
The GE crops will also be developed for other applications, such as industrial use or as feed for crops such as wheat, barley and rice.
The GM crops can withstand drought and the herbicide Roundup.
Some environmentalists worry that the GM crops could cause global warming.
The crop’s use could raise temperatures, but many scientists say that the science is uncertain.
The GM crops are also a potential boon to farmers who are struggling with climate change.
But many of the biotech companies have been sued by environmentalists who say they are using GM crops to pollute and pollute our environment.
A recent study by the University of California-Davis and Harvard University found that the corn and soybean crop yields of GM and non-GM crops are about 50 percent and about 20 percent lower, respectively, than that of non-GMO plants.
The studies said that GM corn and GM soybeans have a greater risk of pesticide contamination than non-GE crops.
“We are worried about how GM food could contribute to climate change,” said Eric Hargrove, an environmental scientist with the Center on Global Food Security.
He said the GM crop will also help boost production of food in areas where there are not enough food sources.
The biotech companies could also make money by selling the crops.
The industry has raised concerns about the potential effects of climate change and GM crops on the environment.
GM crops will grow at a faster rate and more quickly than non GMO crops.
They could damage soils and pollinate insects and plants that need food.
The companies have also faced a number lawsuits, including one in California that accuses them of violating the California Environmental Quality Act.
The California suit was dismissed by the U of C-Davis.
A spokesman for the company said the company will respond to the lawsuits.
He said the FDA has already granted approvals for several GM crops.
The agency’s approval of Roundup Ready corn and Roundup Ready soybeans, for example was given after a lengthy public comment period.
The FDA said it will review the applications and consider any comments it receives from the public.