Federal Plant Pest Act (FPPA)

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The USDA regulates GMOs from the standpoint of preventing the spread of pests, weeds, and diseases under the Federal Plant Pest Act (FPPA). USDA also regulates the spread of new varieties of feedstock whether they are developed by selection or hybridization, or are genetically modified. Crops that are bioengineered for pest resistance could have a number of advantages, such as increased yield and reduced or eliminated use of insecticides.127 Hundreds of field trials of GMO plants are now being carried out each year with only researcher notification, as is required by the USDA.127 The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has the authority to regulate manufactured products containing GMOs. Examples of FDA product responsibility are the safety
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