This article by CSPI Biotechnology Director Greg Jaffe suggests that the USDA needs to establish a science-based regulatory system for both GE and gene-edited crops, in which the degree of oversight, if any, is determined by the potential risk of the engineered or edited crop’s new characteristic.
EP introduces diversity within a plant’s individual genome by identifying desirable traits from seed provided by germplasm partners. Currently the group is focusing on increasing yield, but will add focus on disease and stress tolerances. Read moreRead More »
USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has officially announced the availability of a final environmental assessment and finding of no significant impact and will concurrently issue a permit for the field release of a genetically engineered DBM. Read moreRead More »