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B4FA Week in Review – 19 April 20018

April 19th, 2018 / B4FA.org

This week, coordinator of the USAID Fall Armyworm Task Force Regina Eddy said in a press briefing that Kenya and other African countries provided the ideal climate for the spread of the Fall armyworm because of the absence of frost. She also indicated that the US is committed to aiding …

B4FA Week in Review – 12 April 2018

April 12th, 2018 / B4FA.org

The U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue has clarified the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) oversight of plants produced through innovative new breeding techniques. A release from USDA states, “under its biotechnology regulations, USDA does not regulate or have any plans to regulate plants that could otherwise have been developed through traditional breeding techniques …

The B4FA Week in Review – 5 April 2018

April 5th, 2018 / B4FA.org

This week, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) officially announced that it had no plans to regulate crops modified using genetic editing technology, including CRISPR, saying that removing genes or adding genes endemic to the species is an accelerated form of selective breeding, which saves time on traditional plant-breeding …