US President Donald J Trump set to work on streamlining the regulatory maze in agricultural biotechnology
- by Team ABLE - 12 Jun, 2019
On June 11, 2019 US President Trump has signed an executive order directing Federal agencies to streamline the agricultural biotechnology regulatory processes.This executive order is expected to help eliminate delays, reduce developer costs, and provide greater certainty about the review process for farmers.Biotechnology has been used in farming for decades to produce safer, more sustainable crops. And according to a White House statement, streamlining the biotechnology regulatory process will help create an environment that fosters greater investment in these innovative crops.
The statement says that the current regulatory process is a regulatory maze that can take over a decade to navigate, delaying innovations that can bring safe resilient crops to the market.An average of five petitions were processed by USDA each year from 1993 through 2017.
US President Trump has signed an executive order directing Federal agencies to streamline the agricultural biotechnology regulatory processes.