By Thane Peterson
WATERED-DOWN RULES. Yet, North American agriculture is plowing ahead with expanded use of GMOs, which are already so pervasive in certain U.S. and Canadian grains that just about any nonorganic product containing corn oil, cotton oil, or soybeans -- which is to say a heck of a lot of exports -- contain them (see BW, 7/14/03, "The Outcry over 'Terminator' Genes in Food").
Legislators and food producers, however, are busily trying to water down the rules governing the only North American market segment that's entirely safe in the minds of most consumers -- the tiny organic food segment. Georgia chicken producers convinced Representative Nathan Deal (R-Ga.) to ad