Trump’s Ag Dept Reverses Course on Biotech Rules

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has withdrawn a plan to overhaul how it regulates biotechnology products such as genetically engineered crops. It’s a predictable move by President Donald Trump’s White House to take another look at the policies of the previous administration, says Jennifer Kuzma, a social scientist who co-directs the Genetic Engineering and Society Center at NC State University in Raleigh. “I expected them to eventually catch wind that this was something that USDA was doing, and reverse it.”



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