[USC02] 7 USC 1639: Definitions
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7 USC 1639: Definitions Text contains those laws in effect on June 19, 2019
From Title 7-AGRICULTURECHAPTER 38-DISTRIBUTION AND MARKETING OF AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTSSUBCHAPTER V-NATIONAL BIOENGINEERED FOOD DISCLOSURE STANDARD
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§1639. Definitions

In this subchapter:

(1) Bioengineering

The term "bioengineering", and any similar term, as determined by the Secretary, with respect to a food, refers to a food-

(A) that contains genetic material that has been modified through in vitro recombinant deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) techniques; and

(B) for which the modification could not otherwise be obtained through conventional breeding or found in nature.

(2) Food

The term "food" means a food (as defined in section 321 of title 21) that is intended for human consumption.

(3) Secretary

The term "Secretary" means the Secretary of Agriculture.

(Aug. 14, 1946, ch. 966, title II, §291, as added Pub. L. 114–216, §1, July 29, 2016, 130 Stat. 834 .)