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APHIS Announces Partial Deregulation of GMO Sugar Beets

Feb 16, 2011

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service recently announced the partial deregulation of genetically modified sugar beets.

"After conducting an environmental assessment, accepting and reviewing public comments and conducting a plant pest risk assessment, APHIS has determined that the Roundup® Ready sugar beet root crop, when grown under APHIS imposed conditions, can be partially deregulated without posing a plant pest risk or having a significant effect on the environment," said an APHIS spokesman.

In December, IDFA submitted comments in support of partial deregulation. Read the comments here.

Read the APHIS news release here.


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