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USDA APHIS extends canola MS11 deregulation

APHIS determines there's no plant pest risk.

USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service has extended the deregulation of Bayer CropScience's canola event known as MS11, which is genetically engineered for male sterility and herbicide resistance.

APHIS previously reviewed and deregulated these GE traits in other varieties of GE canola. As part of the petition process, APHIS prepared a plant pest risk similarity assessment (PPRSA), draft environmental assessment (EA), preliminary finding of no significant impact (FONSI), and a preliminary determination of nonregulated status. APHIS made these documents available for a 45-day public review and comment period on April 12, 2017. After considering the public comments, APHIS has determined there is no plant pest risk and is extending deregulation to the GE canola line.

Source: USDA APHIS

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