The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) launched a unified website on January 9th that streamlines information about agricultural biotechnology products.
According to an EPA press release:
The Unified Website for Biotechnology Regulation describes the federal review process for certain biotechnology products and allows users to submit questions to the three agencies. The goals of the website are to provide enhanced customer service to innovators and developers, while ensuring Americans continue to enjoy the safest and most affordable food supply in the world and can learn more about the safe use of biotechnology products.
According to the new website, many products, including medical, agricultural, industrial, consumer and research products are helped by biotechnology techniques. The “EPA, USDA, and FDA are primarily responsible for regulating biotechnology products in the United States…depending on its characteristics and intended use, a biotechnology product may be subject to law(s) administered by one, or more, of these Federal agencies.”
Picked up from LJ INFOdocket.