USDA Announces Finalized Biotech Regulations

Jill Calabro, Ph.D. May 20 2020

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced the modernization of regulations that govern plant biotechnology advancements. The final rule, titled Sustainable, Ecological, Consistent, Uniform, Responsible, Efficient (SECURE), marks the first major amendment to plant biotech regulations in over thirty years.
The SECURE rule touts an end to duplicative and antiquated processes and the advancement of a transparent, science-based regulatory system that encourages development and availability of new technologies for plant breeding and improvement.
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