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USDA will Try Again on Update of Biotechnology Regulations

For the third time in a decade, the Agriculture Department is starting anew on a modernization of its regulation of biotech plants. As part of the new search for “the most effective, science-based approach” to regulation, the USDA ditched a proposal that would have covered genome-editing techniques, such as CRISPR, if the products created posed a plant pest or noxious weed risk.

 

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