Trump Executive Order Clears the Way for GMO Animals
~ Zoon Politikon with Holly Seeliger, 2019-06-29 (11:58)
Trump orders simpler path for genetically engineered food, By CANDICE CHOI, June 11, 2019 - AP
[PDF] DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
7 CFR Parts 340 and 372
Movement of Certain Genetically Engineered Organisms
AGENCY: Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA.
ACTION: Proposed rule.
" Section 1. Purpose. Recent advances in biotechnology have the potential to revolutionize agriculture and thereby enhance rural prosperity and improve the quality of American lives. Biotechnology can help the Nation meet its food production needs, raise the productivity of the American farmer, improve crop and animal characteristics, increase the nutritional value of crop and animal products, and enhance food safety. In order to realize these potential benefits, however, the United States must employ a science-based regulatory system that evaluates products based on human health and safety and potential benefits and risks to the environment. Such a system must both foster public confidence in biotechnology and avoid undue regulatory burdens "