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Gene-edited food is coming, but will shoppers buy?

WASHINGTON --- The next generation of biotech food is headed for the grocery aisles, and first up may be salad dressings or granola bars made with soybean oil genetically tweaked to be good for your heart. By early next year, the first foods from plants or animals that had their DNA edited are expected to begin selling. It s a different technology than today s controversial genetically modified foods, more like faster breeding that promises to boost nutrition, spur crop growth, and make farm animals hardier and fruits and vegetables last longer. The US National Academy of Sciences has declared gene editing one of the breakthroughs needed to improve food production so the wo...

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