Soybean producers want 'trust' after USDA withdrawal of biotech...

09:16 EST 15 Nov 2017 | Topix

In response to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's withdrawal of its proposed rule to overhaul federal regulation on biotechnology and plant breeding innovations like gene editing, American Soybean Association President and Illinois farmer Ron Moore issued the following statement: "USDA's withdrawal of the proposed rule is both a positive and a negative for soybean farmers. On the plus side, there were a considerable number of aspects about the rule that would have stifled innovation and created additional regulatory uncertainty and ambiguity.

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