In recognition of January 2020 as National Biotechnology Month, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the Department of Agriculture and the Environmental Protection Agency launched a Unified Website for Biotechnology Regulation. The website streamlines information about the three regulatory agencies charged with overseeing agriculture biotechnology products.
The Interagency Task Force on Agriculture and Rural Prosperity was formed in April 2017 “to ensure the informed exercise of regulatory authority that impacts agriculture and rural communities.” The Task Force issued its report in January 2018 identifying several recommendations and calls for action, including harnessing technological innovation in agricultural production. EPA, FDA and USDA APHIS worked closely with other federal agencies to provide input to the Task Force on ongoing biotechnology activities and to help identify concrete future actions. The three agencies look forward to continuing to work with our federal partners to implement the biotechnology-related recommendations identified in this report.