Farm and Environmental Organizations Rebuke New USDA Regulatory Review

NFFCPress Room

USDA could have adopted a regulatory approach that sought to ensure that any deregulated GMOs and their accompanying pesticides would not cause harm, yet their published rule states that public comments focused on concerns around pesticide overuse, habitat and biodiversity destruction, and the creation of more herbicide-resistant weeds were outside the scope of this rulemaking process and USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) authority.