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USDA clarifies its position on gene editing regulations

USDA clarifies its position on gene editing regulations

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) last week issued a statement making it clear that it does not plan to regulate plants produced through new breeding tools such as gene editing, as long as they are not plant pests or developed using plant pests.

“Plant breeding innovation holds enormous promise for helping protect crops against drought and diseases while increasing nutritional value and eliminating allergens,”...




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