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FDA Still Has Authority Over GE Animals, For Now, Despite Trump-Era MOU

By Kelly Lienhard / May 18, 2021 at 6:24 PM
FDA is still exercising its regulatory authority over genetically engineered animals despite the Trump administration’s attempt to hand regulation over to the U.S. Department of Agriculture through a memorandum of understanding that was signed by HHS and USDA officials just one week before former President Donald Trump left office. The MOU, signed by former HHS Assistant Secretary for Health Brett Giroir and former USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue , moved regulation of animal food biotechnology out of FDA and to USDA...


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