Southern Crop

Southern Crop

USDA Has No Plans to Regulate CRISPR

Under its biotechnology regulations, USDA does not regulate or have any plans to regulate plants that could otherwise have been developed through traditional breeding techniques as long as they are not plant pests or developed using plant pests.

 

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