US regulatory bodies issue rules on agricultural biotechnology
The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the US Food and Drug Administration (USFDA) have issued documents announcing guidelines related to the regulatory process for approval of new agricultural solutions based In biotechnology.
The US National Corn Producers Association (NCGA) issued a statement saying it was pleased that regulatory bodies had accepted suggestions from the entity that regulatory processes for release of new products are based on science.
According to NCGA, corn growers have a strong interest in the availability of new technologies to improve the productivity, sustainability and competitiveness of their crops. And according to the organization, agricultural biotechnology and next generation breeding techniques allow farmers to increase incomes and reduce input use.