The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have launched a Unified Website for Biotechnology Regulation. Part of President Donald Trump’s executive order “Modernizing the Regulatory Framework for Agricultural Biotechnology Products,” the website streamlines information about the three regulatory agencies charged with overseeing agriculture biotechnology products.

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. According to a USDA press release, the goal of this website is 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 innovations.”

“EPA is pleased to be working with our partners at USDA, FDA, and across the federal government to implement President Trump’s Executive Order and launch this new, coordinated website,” said EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler, in the USDA press release. “This new website will help provide regulatory certainty and clarity to our nation’s farmers and producers by bringing together information on the full suite of actions the Trump Administration is taking to safely reduce unnecessary regulations and breakdown barriers for these biotechnology products in the marketplace.”

Unified Website for Biotechnology Regulation

USDA press release

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