Invited Comments to the National Research Council Committee on “Future Biotechnology Products and Opportunities to Enhance the Capabilities of the Biotechnology Regulatory System.” By Doug Gurian-Sherman, Ph.D.
CFS comments on the Office of Science and Technology Policy’s notice and request for information on Clarifying Current Roles and Responsibilities Described in the Coordinated Framework for the Regulation of Biotechnology
Comments from CFS on the preliminary plant pest risk assessment and draft environmental assessment of zea mays event MON 8741 genetically engineered for protection against corn rootworm and resistance to glyphosate
CFS Comments to USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service on the Agency’s draft Environmental Impact Statement on Monsanto Petitions (10-188-01p and 12185-01p) for Determinations of Nonregulated Status for Dicamba-Resistant Soybean and Cotton Varieties
Comments on USPTO’s Guidance on the Proposed Procedure For Subject Matter Eligibility Analysis Of Claims Reciting Or Involving Laws Of Nature/Natural Principles, Natural Phenomena, And/Or Natural Products
Comments to USDA/APHIS on Plant Pest Risk Assessment and Environmental Assessment for Determination of Nonregulated Status of Potatoes Genetically Engineered for Reduced Browning and Reduced Acrylamide (Docket No. APHIS-2012-0067)
CFS comments to the FIFRA Scientific Advisory Panel on the scientific uncertainties associated with corn rootworm resistance moitoring for GE, Bt corn Plant Incorporated Pesticides (Docket No. EPA-HQ-OPP-2013-0490)
Joint letter to Oregon Governor Kitzhaber opposing the inclusion of the local seed and food preemption bill (SB 633) in the PERS/tax reform package up for consideration by the legislature in the special session
CFS Comments to USDA APHIS on Draft Environmental Assessment and Draft Plant Pest Risk Assessment for Dupont-Pioneer Petition for Determination of Nonregulated Status of Insect Resistant and Herbicide Resistant Pioneer Maize (Docket No. APHIS-2012-0026)
CFS comments to EPA on Application to Register New Use of Dicamba on Dicamba and Glufosinate Resistant MON 87701 Cotton, and to Establish Tolerances for Residues of Dicamba in Cottonseed and Cotton Gin Byproducts
CFS Science Policy Analyst Bill Freese has over a decade of experience engaging the USDA, EPA and FDA on dozens of different GE crops and GE crop regulatory matters. In 2004, he teamed up with the distinguished Salk Institute cell biologist Dr. Dave Schubert to publish a peer-reviewed critique of the US regulatory system for GE crops.
CFS open letter to U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack and other key Agencies requesting that the USDA carefully reconsider, based on sound science, the full range of impacts that would ensue from the commercial planting of genetically engineered (GE) Roundup Ready (RR) alfalfa
CFS comments to USDA on the Agency's Environmental Assessment regarding Dupont's 'GAT' soybeans ? a new genetically engineered soybean tolerant to two different classes of herbicides: glycines (i.e. glyphosate) and ALS inhibitors
CFS, along with numerous environmental organizations and state officials, comments to Congress in opposition to the National Uniformity for Food Act.: Letter from Nat'l Assoc. of State Depts. of Agriculture
ICTA Comments: Comments to Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) in regard to its preparation for an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) on the regulation of certain genetically engineered organisms
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