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USDA pulls the plug on overhaul of GMO rules

The USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has officially abandoned its attempt to overhaul its regulations of genetically modified organisms, saying that it will begin a "fresh stakeholder engagement aimed at exploring alternative policy approaches". The decision ends a decade-long effort that the APHIS began in 2004 to amend regulations regarding the introduction, importation, interstate movement and field testing of GMOs.


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