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The Nation

Environmentalist Jeremy Rifkin said he has delayed filing a suit against the Agriculture Department to allow it to reconsider its licensing of a genetically engineered swine vaccine. On Tuesday, in response to a Rifkin petition demanding the license be suspended or revoked, the department announced a two-week suspension of the vaccine’s license in order to do an environmental impact study. The vaccine would be used against pseudorabies, a sometimes-fatal swine virus.


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