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President Trump Issues Executive Order to Streamline Regulation of Genetically Modified Food
On June 11, President Trump issued an Executive Order Modernizing the Regulatory Framework for Agricultural Biotechnology Products. The purpose of the Executive Order (EO) is to employ a science-based regulatory system that evaluates products based on human health and safety and potential benefits and risks to the environment with an ultimate goal of facilitating innovation, ensuring coordination across regulatory agencies (the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)), and fostering public confidence in the oversight of such products.
Six specific policy objectives are listed, with additional elaboration on each:
Base regulatory decisions on science and, as appropriate and consistent with law, economic factors;
Review applications for products of agricultural biotechnology quickly and efficiently;
Ensure transparency, predictability, and consistency in the regulation of products;
Involve the public in guidance and regulation development;
Use a risk-based decision-making process; and
Promote a science- and risk-based regulatory approach with trade partners.