Crop Biotech Update

USDA Seeks Public Comment on EA for Petition to Deregulate GE Corn

January 7, 2011

The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) of the U.S. Department of Agriculture is currently seeking for public comments on the drafted environmental and plant pest risk assessments of a genetically engineered (GE) corn developed by Pioneer Hi-Bred. The corn was genetically modified "to produce male sterile/female inbred plants for the generation of hybrid corn seed that is non-transgenic. "

The notice was released on January 3 and the deadline for submission of comments is March 4, 2010. All comments will be considered and will serve as basis if they will or will not grant nonregulated status for DP-32138-1 corn.

For more details, visit http://www.aphis.usda.gov/newsroom/2011/01/ge_corn.shtml.