U.S. EPA Implements Temporary Exemption from the Requirement of a Tolerance for mCry51Aa2
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced temporary exemption from the requirement of a tolerance for residues of the Bacillus thuringiensis mCry51Aa2 protein in or on the food and feed commodities of cotton; cotton undelinted seed; cotton, gin byproducts; cotton, forage; cotton, hay; cotton, hulls; cotton, meal; and cotton, refined oil, when used as a plant-incorporated protectant (PIP) in accordance with the terms of Experimental Use Permit (EUP) No. 524-108. This regulation has been implemented in response to the petition of Monsanto for temporary tolerance exemption to eliminate the need to implement a maximum permissible level for residues of the Bt protein. The regulation is in place from April 18, 2017 to February 28, 2019.
Read the announcement in the U.S. Federal Register.
This article is part of the Crop Biotech Update, a weekly summary of world developments in agri-biotech for developing countries, produced by the Global Knowledge Center on Crop Biotechnology, International Service for the Aquisition of Agri-Biotech Applications SEAsiaCenter (ISAAA)