USDA APHIS Announces Availability of Petition for Deregulation of GE Cotton for Herbicide Resistance

USDA APHIS Announces Availability of Petition for Deregulation of GE Cotton for Herbicide Resistance

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is making available for public comment a petition from Bayer CropScience, LP seeking deregulation of cotton genetically engineered (GE) for resistance to the herbicides glyphosate and isoxaflutole. Glyphosate is a broad spectrum herbicide commonly used to control any weed, and isoxaflutole controls broadleaf weeds and grasses. The petition will be available for public review and comment for 60 days starting October 27, 2017.

Comments may be submitted from October 27 – December 26, 2017, at www.regulations.gov by entering docket number APHIS-2017-0073 in the search box.

View the Petition

View the Federal Register Notice

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