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FDA, USDA, and EPA to Hold Public Sessions on Agricultural Biotechnology

For Release: October 25, 2017

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in coordination with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) and EPA’s Office of Pesticide Programs will be holding two public meetings to discuss FDA’s Agricultural Biotechnology Education and Outreach Initiative. This initiative calls for FDA to work with EPA and USDA to provide education and outreach to the public on agricultural biotechnology and food and animal feed ingredients derived from biotechnology. The purpose of the meetings is to provide the public an opportunity to share information, experiences, and suggestions to help inform the development of this education and outreach initiative.

The FDA is also accepting public comments on questions listed in the Federal Register Notice. Comments may be submitted through November 17, 2017.

Participation is available in person or by webcast. The public meetings will be held on:

November 7, 2017 - The Omni Charlotte, 132 East Trade St., Charlotte, NC 28202

  • October 30, 2017: Deadline for advance registration

November 14, 2017 - The San Francisco Marriott Marquis, 780 Mission St., San Francisco, CA 94103

  • October 27, 2017: Deadline to request special accommodation due to a disability
  • October 27, 2017: Deadline to submit requests to make oral presentations
  • November 6, 2017: Deadline for advance registration

Please use the following links to view associated documents, register to attend, and submit a public comment: