USDA Gives Preliminary Extension to GE Canola Deregulation
South Dakota Ag Connection - 04/19/2017
The U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has preliminarily determined it will extend deregulation to Bayer CropScience's canola genetically engineered (GE) for male sterility and herbicide resistance.
APHIS previously reviewed and deregulated these GE traits in other varieties of GE canola. We have prepared a plant pest risk similarity assessment (PPRSA), draft environmental assessment (EA), preliminary finding of no significant impact (FONSI), and a
preliminary determination of nonregulated status. These documents were published in the Federal Register and will be available for a 30-day public review and comment period.
APHIS will consider all public comments received on or before May 12.