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Crop Biotech Update

FDA Extends Comment Period for Gene-edited Plants

April 26, 2017

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced the extension of comment period for the use of genome editing techniques to develop new plant varieties for food or feed. The docket was announced in the Federal Register on January 19, 2017 which was subjected to a 90-day comment period until April 19, 2017. A new deadline has been set as per request of various parties to accommodate more comments until June 19, 2017.

More details of the announcement are posted in the Federal Register.