New Genetically Engineered Tree To Avoid Federal Oversight Completely – Global Justice Ecology Project

A genetically engineered (GE) tree may already be planted in field tests, and eventually be commercialized, in the U.S. without having gone through any regulatory oversight or environmental risk assessment. On January 13th, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) quietly posted its August reply to a letter from ArborGen, a biotechnology company that is developing GE forest trees for plantations, confirming that USDA will require no regulation of ArborGen’s GE loblolly pine.

via New Genetically Engineered Tree To Avoid Federal Oversight Completely – Global Justice Ecology Project.

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