[SN] Fw: Comment from Pew Initiative on APHIS Notice of Intent
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Thu Jan 22 16:35:35 EST 2004
COMMENT ON APHIS NOTICE OF INTENT
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From: Pew Administrator
To: Evon Kochey
Sent: Thursday, January 22, 2004 1:12 PM
Subject: Comment from Pew Initiative on APHIS Notice of Intent
Michael Rodemeyer, executive director of the Pew Initiative on Food and Biotechnology, issued the following comment in response to today's announcement by the Animal Health Inspection Service (APHIS) at USDA regarding their intent to examine how agricultural biotechnology is reviewed by the agency.
"APHIS should be commended for taking the first steps needed to ensure that the regulatory review process keeps pace with the application of genetic engineering technology to agriculture. By proposing to conduct this review in a transparent manner in which all interested parties can participate, APHIS is taking an important step toward safeguarding public trust in the regulatory system and helping build confidence in the environmental safety of the products it approves."
For further comment, contact:
202-347-9044 ext. 230
kbrooks at pewagbiotech.org
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