Regulations for Future Oversight of Animal Ag Biotechnology

Dan Biotechnology, Cattle, Dairy, Livestock


The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will soon have oversight of parts of federal regulations regarding food and fiber animals modified or produced by genetic engineering. Rod Bain has the story.  

Under Secretary for Marketing and Regulatory Programs, Greg Ibach, discusses the history of federal animal biotechnology regulatory oversight, leading up to a recent announcement of USDA taking over as lead agency in some of these regulations.

Ibach also looks at the advanced notice of proposed rulemaking regarding transfer of some animal biotechnology oversight to USDA, and the importance of public comment during the current comment period.