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Regulatory Agencies

United States

U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

Any new product developed through food and plant biotechnology innovations falls under the approval and review process of the FDA. To learn about this process, visit the following FDA websites:


U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)

The USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) regulates how biotechnology improves new crop varieties. Visit the following USDA websites for additional information about how plant biotechnology is regulated:


U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

EPA works with FDA and USDA to regulate new biotechnology crops to ensure these crops don't harm the environment, including other plant and animal species. To learn how the EPA regulates plant biotechnology, visit the following EPA webpages: