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Maine passes new transgenics law

(June 12, 2001 CropChoice news) Maine now has a law requiring that producers of transgenic seeds and the companies that sell them provide written instructions about how to sow, grow and harvest the varieties so as to minimize cross-pollination with conventional crops and wild plants.

The purveyors of these seeds must file copies of the instructions with the Maine Commissioner of Agriculture at least 20 days in advance of their sale.

The law also requires the producers and dealers to identify and maintain a list of the names and addresses of those people in the state who are growing the transgenic plants.

Source: Kennebec Journal Morning Sentinel