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Under the the direction of the White House, the U.S. Department of Agriculture is engaging the public on how the agency regulates biotechnology products. This meeting is the final of three public engagement sessions.

The White House summary:

While the current regulatory system for biotechnology products effectively protects health and the environment, advances in science and technology since 1992 have been altering the product landscape. That's why today the White House is issuing a memorandum directing the three Federal agencies that have oversight responsibilities for these products–EPA, FDA and USDA–to develop a long-term strategy to ensure that the system is prepared for the future products of biotechnology, and commission an expert analysis of the future landscape of biotechnology products to support this effort.

More info:

Memorandum on Modernizing the Regulatory System for Biotechnology Products

EPA: Second Public Meeting on Modernizing the Regulatory System for Biotechnology Products

POTUS: Clarifying Current Roles and Responsibilities for Biotechnology Products

FDA: Modernizing the Regulatory System for Biotechnology Products

OSTP: Federal Register Notice: Request for Information

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