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Ecological Society of America calls for testing of GMOs

(June 9, 2001 –CropChoice news) – Scientists and governments should proceed cautiously when it comes to releasing transgenic organisms into the environment, according to an official statement the Ecological Society of America released earlier this week.

Researchers at the Society expressed particular concern about genetic exchanges between transgenic and non-transgenic organisms, among other issues. To minimize the risks of this technology, the statement called for assessing environmental risks of all such organisms.