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USDA’s new Part 340 and impact on gene edited plants
May 19, 2020
Post by Cassie J. Edgar

Post By Cassie J Edgar The USDA published a new version of agricultural biotechnology regulations (7 CFR Part 340, aka “Part 340”) which is the culmination of several years of revision and public review. In this revised rule, which will begin implementation 90 days from May 18th, developers now have more definitive guidelines on where plants will be exempt from pre-market review by USDA, along with a new p....... Read More


Farm Bill Amendments to Enable CBD Oil and Hemp Industry
June 28, 2018
Post by Cassie J. Edgar

Post By Cassie J Edgar On June 27th, the Senate published the latest version of amendments to the Farm Bill which contain updates to the regulatory framework for hemp and derived products including CBD (cannabidiol) oil. Cannabidiol oil has documented health benefits such as effectiveness in treating certain types of seizures, and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services holds a patent to the use o....... Read More


National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard rules publish May 4: Ties to patent protection and gene editing
May 03, 2018
Post by Cassie J. Edgar

Post By Cassie J Edgar National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard rules publish May 4: Ties to patent protection and gene editing   In 2016 Congress passed an amendment to the Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946 to establish a national bioengineered food disclosure standard. This law was an important milestone in establishing transparency for consumers, ensuring labeling certainty for innovators deve....... Read More


Patent Covering Methods of Advanced Genomic Selection from Guinea Pigs to Corn Survives Opposition in EU
February 23, 2018
Post by Cassie J. Edgar

Post By Cassie J Edgar Effectively protecting improved genetics requires a multi-pillared strategy considering the biological organisms themselves, methods of use, methods of breeding, and any regulatory data protection. The EPO recently upheld a patent (EP 2813141, granted August 5, 2015) drawn to methods of breeding using genome-wide estimated breeding values (EBVs) to identify combinations of individuals....... Read More


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