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April 28, 2016 | Agri Pulse

Grain Trade Alarmed by USDA Biotech Plans

The USDA plan is intended to accelerate the development of new crop traits

The Agriculture Department's plan for a “radical” overhaul of the way it regulates biotech crops risks disrupting exports of U.S. farm commodities unless the changes are coordinated with importing countries, agribusiness groups say. 

The organizations also are rejecting a proposed broad definition of biotechnology that would include gene editing, going well beyond the traditional technique of inserting genes from one species into another. To read more click here.

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