crops photo by K Connors via MorguefileThe Department of Agriculture said Friday it will extend its scrutiny of controversial proposed biotech crops developed by Dow Chemical and Monsanto after receiving an onslaught of opposition to the companies’ plans.

USDA said it will conduct two separate environmental impact statements ‘to better inform decision-making’ on the approvals sought by Dow and Monsanto for new seed products that are genetically altered to tolerate treatments of their latest herbicide mixture.

(READ the report from Reuters)

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