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Items Tagged with 'Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service'

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4 former APHIS administrators

Opinion: An unprecedented and dangerous precedent: the significant Agriculture Quarantine Inspection user fee shortfall

As former administrators of the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), we have firsthand knowledge of how destructive animal and plant pests and diseases can be. Disease and pest introductions are a threat to food availability and can cost billions of dollars to control and eradicate.
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USDA plan to ease biotech regs splits industry

Crop developers say USDA’s effort to streamline its regulation of biotech crops will still slow the commercialization of many gene-edited products, but groups representing grain traders, food processors and restaurant chains are slamming the department's proposal, claiming it could lead to trade disruptions and undermine consumer confidence. 
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Shea and Lohr

Opinion: USDA agencies team up to take on feral swine

A September 2006 outbreak of E.coli in 26 states that sickened more than 200 people and led to the deaths of three may have been caused by feral swine roaming on a central California spinach farm, according to a study published in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Emerging Infectious Diseases journal.
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APHIS gives tentative thumbs-up to release of GE moths

WASHINGTON, April 19, 2017 - USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service has favorably reviewed a permit application to release genetically engineered diamondback moths in New York as a way of reducing populations of the pest, which causes significant damage to cabbage and related vegetable crops annually.
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