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Increased Yield, Herbicide-Resistant GE Soybeans Deregulated
USAgNet - 08/09/2019

The USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service is deregulating a soybean variety, developed by Verdeca, LLC, genetically engineered for increased yield potential and resistance to the herbicide glufosinate.

As part of the petition process, APHIS prepared a draft plant pest risk assessment (PPRA) and draft environmental assessment (EA), and made these documents available for a 30-day public review and comment period on March 13.

APHIS considered all of the public comments and conducted a thorough review of the potential environmental impacts in its final EA pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), reaching a finding of no significant impact (FONSI).

APHIS concluded in its final PPRA that this GE soybean variety is unlikely to pose a plant pest risk to agricultural crops or other plants in the United States and is deregulating it effective effective this week.

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