News Date: 07/05/2011
The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has made available online its responses to two separate inquiries regarding the regulation of genetically-engineered (GE) Kentucky bluegrass. In the first response, directed at Scott's Miracle-Gro Company, APHIS confirmed that the Scott's GE Kentucky bluegrass variety does not fall under APHIS biotechnology authority for regulation. In the second response, directed at the International Center for Technology Assessment (ICTA) and the Center for Food Safety (CFS), APHIS determined it would not regulate Kentucky bluegrass - neither Scott's GE Kentucky bluegrass nor traditional Kentucky bluegrass - as a Federal noxious weed under its authority. For more information, click here. (Contact: Bob Ehart)
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