White House looks to update GMO standards

The Hill reports:

In a push to produce a more transparent regulatory process, federal agencies will review their standards for genetically engineered food, plants and animals, the White House announced on Thursday.

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will update their “Coordinated Framework,” the regulatory policy that governs bio-engineered products in the U.S., officials said.

The regulations were last updated in 1992, and, “while the current regulatory system for biotechnology products effectively protects health and the environment, advances in science and technology since 1992 have been altering the product landscape,” four White House health and science advisers wrote in a blog post on Thursday.

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