U.S. APHIS Withdraws Biotech Regulations

U.S. APHIS Withdraws Biotech Regulations

On November 6 U.S. APHIS announced that it is withdrawing a proposed rule to revise the Agency’s biotechnology regulations in order to re-engage with stakeholders in determining the most effective and science-based approach for regulating biotechnology products.

“It’s critical that our regulatory requirements foster public confidence and empower American agriculture while also providing industry with an efficient and transparent review process that doesn’t restrict innovation,” said Secretary Sonny Perdue. “To ensure we effectively balance the two, we need to take a fresh look, explore policy alternatives, and continue the dialogue with all interested stakeholders, both domestic and international.”  

You can read the full press release here.