Biotech Updates

USDA Seeks Comments on Draft EIS for Herbicide Resistant Corn and Soybeans

January 8, 2014

USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) released the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) as part of its review to determine whether to deregulate genetically engineered (GE) corn and soybean plants that are resistant to several herbicides including 2,4-D. APHIS is performing an assessment of these GE plants, while the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is conducting a concurrent review of the related herbicides. APHIS' DEIS will be available for public review and comment for 45 days from the date of publication in the Federal Register.