nav Searchuser
Maxunitech Inc.
Beijing Multigrass Formulation Co., Ltd.

USDA/APHIS announces comment period for GE potato draft environmental documentsqrcode

May. 4, 2015

Favorites Print
Forward
May. 4, 2015
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is making available for public comment a draft environmental assessment (EA) and preliminary plant pest risk assessment (PPRA) following a petition received from the J.R. Simplot Company.

The petition is seeking deregulation of a potato genetically engineered (GE) for late blight resistance, low acrylamide potential, reduced black spot bruising, and lowered reducing sugars.

APHIS deregulates a GE product only after it concludes that the product is unlikely to pose a plant pest risk to agricultural crops and other plants and plant products.

The availability of the draft EA and preliminary PPRA will be announced in the Federal Register. The documents will be available for public review and comment for 30 days. The draft PPRA was conducted to determine whether the potatoes are likely to pose a plant pest risk, and the draft EA evaluates the effects on the quality of the human environment that may result from deregulation.

Source: USDA

Picture 0/1200

More from AgroNews

Magazine

2019 CRO & CRAO Manual 2019 Market Insight
Chinese issue of 2019 Market Insight 2019 India Pesticide Suppliers Guide
2019 Biologicals Special 2019 Latin America Focus
Subscribe Comment

Subscribe 

Subscribe Email: *
Name:
Mobile Number:  

Comment  

Picture 0/1200

Subscribe to daily email alerts of AgroNews.