US regulatory system for genetically modified [genetically modified organism (GMO), rDNA or transgenic] crop cultivars.

  title={US regulatory system for genetically modified [genetically modified organism (GMO), rDNA or transgenic] crop cultivars.},
  author={Alan McHughen and Stuart J. Smyth},
  journal={Plant biotechnology journal},
  volume={6 1},
This paper reviews the history of the federal regulatory oversight of plant agricultural biotechnology in the USA, focusing on the scientific and political forces moulding the continually evolving regulatory structure in place today. Unlike most other jurisdictions, the USA decided to adapt pre-existing legislation to encompass products of biotechnology. In so doing, it established an overarching committee (Office of Science and Technology Policy) to study and distribute various regulatory… 

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