FDA has approved the country's first drug called Elelyso made from the genetically modified plant intended for the treatment of a human disease. An Israeli firm grew human disease enzymes in carrot cells, and produced a treatment for Gaucher disease that they say shows improvement comparable to a treatment derived from hamster cells. Connecticut is now the second state in five weeks to drop a GMO labeling provision in proposed legislation after the biotech giant threatened to sue if lawmakers passed the bill. More and more U.S. foods are being outright banned from other countries. Most recently, Indonesia became the first country to ban imports of U.S. beef after discovering an American dairy cow infected with mad cow disease. California is now the new battleground, where extensive polling shows that 90 percent of California voters favor labeling of genetically engineered foods
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