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Crop Biotech Update

USDA Deregulates GE Creeping Bent Grass

January 18, 2017

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) completed a thorough assessment of the potential risks of genetically engineered bent grass developed by Scotts and Monsanto. Results of their assessments showed that the new variety is unlikely to pose a plant risk to agricultural crops or other plants in the U.S. Thus, APHIS announced the deregulation of the GE bent grass.

The Record of Decision and the Final Environmental Impact Statement are posted in the USDA-APHIS website.

The new variety of bent grass exhibits resistance to glyphosate herbicide.

Read more from the announcement posted in the Federal Register.