EPA wins power to oversee biotech mosquito controls

October 6, 2017
EPA and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have issued new guidance clarifying that EPA has authority for regulating biotechnology (Bt) products such as genetically modified mosquitoes that are used to control the pests, a step that one industry law firm says will be helpful for navigating a federal “jurisdictional quagmire." In the Oct. 4 guidance “Clarification of FDA and EPA Jurisdiction over Mosquito-Related Products,” the agencies say EPA will regulate Bt and other products intended for mosquito control under...

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