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A battle is raging over the safety of milk from cows treated with a genetically engineered hormone

It's the drink of choice for young children, one of nature's most perfect foods. Sure, it's a little heavy on fat, but to Americans at least, a tall glass of milk remains an icon of health, nutrition and clean-cut values -- the drink Mom pours for you when she serves her apple pie. No wonder, then, that the ground seemed to tremble a bit in the nation's capital last week when the biotechnology industry faced off with consumer advocates over a matter of concern to every U.S. household: Do new high-tech production methods threaten the safety of American milk?

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