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Record ID
115031
Status
Published
Date of creation
2019-05-29 22:37 UTC (cjg072@mail.usask.ca)
Date of publication
2019-07-04 20:16 UTC (austein.mcloughlin@cbd.int)

General Information
Title
US regulatory system for genetically modified [genetically modified organism (GMO), rDNA or transgenic] crop cultivars
Author
Alan McHughen, Department of Botany and Plant Sciences, University of California, Riverside, CA, USA, Stuart Smyth, College of Biotechnology, University of Saskatchewan, 51 Campus Drive, Saskatoon, SK, Canada
Author’s contact information
Correspondence:
fax: 951 827-5717
e-mail: alanmc@ucr.edu
Language(s)
  • English
Publication date
2007-10-23
Subject
Summary, abstract or table of contents
This paper reviews the history of the federal regulatory oversight of plant agricultural biotechnology in the USA, focusing on the scientific and political forces moulding the continually evolving regulatory structure in place today. Unlike most other jurisdictions, the USA decided to adapt pre-existing legislation to encompass products of biotechnology. In so doing, it established an overarching committee (Office of Science and Technology Policy) to study and distribute various regulatory responsibilities amongst relevant agencies: the Food and Drug Administration, Environmental Protection Agency and US Department of Agriculture. This paper reviews the history and procedures of each agency in the execution of its regulatory duties and investigates the advantages and disadvantages of the US regulatory strategy.
Thematic areas
Additional Information
Type of resource
  • Report / Review / Fact sheet / Notes
Identifier
doi: 10.1111/j.1467-7652.2007.00300.x
Publisher and its location
Blackwell Publishing Ltd
Rights
© 2007 The Authors Journal compilation © 2007 Blackwell Publishing Ltd
Format
11 pages
PDF
Source
Plant Biotechnology Journal (2008) 6, pp. 2-12
Keywords and any other relevant information
Agricultural biotechnology, genetic engineering, history, rDNA, regulation, USA