The agency's move sets a low bar for future approvals of genetically engineered animals for human consumption.
Senators were questioning why the Defense Department was restricting a government watchdog. Now there are criminal investigations and questions about retaliation.
Herbert J. Gans is the Robert S. Lynd Professor of Sociology Emeritus and the author of a dozen books, the latest being Imagining America in 2033, Univ. of Michigan Press 2008.