Biotech Updates

APHIS Releases Environmental Assessment of GM Eucalyptus Hybrids

May 13, 2010

The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service has released its decision that an environmental impact statement need not be prepared for the field release of genetically engineered clone of a Eucalyptus hybrid. The environmental release is aimed to continue the research on the efficacy of genetic constructs intended to confer cold tolerance alter lignin biosynthesis and alter fertility. The decision was made after assessing the application, reviewing pertinent scientific information and considering comments provided by the public.

For the details, see the news release at Environmental assessment documents are available at