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Bioengineered corn - Starlink
17 May 2001
Bioengineered corn more prevalent than thought
......The Department of Agriculture has tested 118,000 samples since November. Overall, about 9 percent have tested positive for StarLink. But since February, the USDA has carried out more accurate tests that can determine one kernel of StarLink in a batch of 2,400 - the standard used by some export markets and the Food and Drug Administration.

Of those 6,000 samples, 22 percent have tested positive for the corn, which the federal government barred for human use because of concerns it might cause allergic reactions, said John C. Giler, chief of the Grain Inspection Service's policies and procedures branch. ''It's definitely in the system because we're finding it.''......

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