APHIS seeks comments on biotechnology regulation

Agency begins work to identify reasonable alternatives in evaluating EIS and redefining term biotechnology.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture published a Notice of Intent in the Federal Register, indicating plans to prepare an environmental impact statement on the introduction of biotechnology products. The goal of the Notice is to identify “reasonable alternatives and potential issues to be evaluated in the environmental impact statement” as well as to redefine the term “biotechnology.”

This is the first step in beginning USDA’s overhaul of its biotechnology regulations since its curre

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