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USDA APHIS Seeks Comments to Deregulate GE Cotton
Posted by: Prof. Dr. M. Raupp (IP Logged)
Date: June 15, 2018 06:01AM

The United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Animal and Plant Health
Inspection Service (APHIS) has announced the preliminary determination of
deregulation from Bayer CropScience LP for event GH8811, a cotton variety
genetically engineered (GE) for resistance to HPPD-inhibitor herbicides
(e.g., isoxaflutole) and the herbicide glyphosate.

Based on APHIS' analysis of field and laboratory data submitted by Bayer,
references provided in the petition, peer-reviewed publications, information
analyzed in the draft EA, the preliminary PPRA, comments provided by the
public on the petition, and discussion of issues in the draft EA, APHIS has
determined that cotton designated as event GHB811 is unlikely to pose a
plant pest risk.

APHIS has prepared a draft Environmental Assessment, preliminary Plant Pest
Risk Assessment, and preliminary Finding of No Significant Impact, which
will be available for a 30-day public comment period (July 6, 2018). The
notice is available in the Federal Register.



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