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ARA Co-Signs Comments Supporting Genetic Modification Exemptions

Jan 19 2024

ARA joined more than 50 ag groups representing farmers, developers, academic and research institutions, state regulators, retailers, cooperatives, and other stakeholders, to express support for the five proposed exemptions to genetic modifications in plants.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) proposal would exempt additional plant varieties indistinguishable from and pose no greater plant pest risk than varieties developed using conventional breeding, and thus do not warrant continued oversight under 7 C.F.R. Part 340.

Many ARA state affiliate associations signed on to the comments in support.