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Can Genetic Engineering Put an End to Diamondback Moth Plague?

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.

 

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