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Friday, January 3, 2014
USDA clears way for more GMO crops resistant to herbicides
The USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service published a draft environmental impact statement Friday as part of the process for potential deregulation of the seeds, which can now be used only in tightly controlled field trials. Deregulation would allow commercial development of the seeds and presumably lead to greater use of the herbicide.
The USDA has oversight over the seeds, not the herbicide.
The public has 45 days to comment on its report. The Environmental Protection Agency is conducting a separate review of 2,4-D, although it previously found it safe to use.
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See Petition at this link>>>http://www.aphis.usda.gov/biotechnology/petitions_table_pending.shtml