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USDA Announces Comment Period for GE Potato Assessment Results

May 6, 2015

The USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) released the draft environmental assessment (EA) and preliminary plant pest risk assessment (PPRA) of genetically engineered (GE) potato available for public comment this week in the Federal Register. This is in line with the petition of J.R. Simplot Company to deregulate the GE potato with resistance to late blight. The documents will be available for public review for 30 days.

Read the announcement from USDA APHIS.