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Biotech Leader Pleased Aphis Withdrawing Rule

Biotech Leader Pleased Aphis Withdrawing Rule

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The Animal Plant and Health Inspection Service has withdrawn their rule that would have allowed the agency to share information with state regulators about genetically engineered organisms released within their jurisdiction. South Dakota Bio Tech Association Executive Director Joni Johnson says she’s glad Aphis rescinded that rule partly because that information could be misused by those who want to hurt the biotech industry.

Johnson says it’s important the proper information about biotech gets out so the general public gets the right message.

Aphis withdrew their biotech sharing information rule because it found potential vulnerabilities that would have put farmers businesses at risk.

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