It was their sincere hope that, as a result of full, free and frank discussion, some understanding might be reached.
Department of Agriculture's USDA environmental review of its first-ever field planned release of a genetically engineered GE pink bollworm a cotton pest as seriously flawed.
The proposed confined field release, together with USDA's long-term plan to perform further genetic engineering for the biological control of the pest, poses novel environmental and genetic risks which the agency failed to assess. CFS cited the agency's eagerness to approve its own research as a cause of the inadequate review.
CFS' analysis of the USDA's environmental assessment found numerous inadequacies in the review of the field trial's potential impacts and countless procedural failures. The agency's assessment failed to include an independent impacts review, rejected input from its own agency expert advisory team, and ignored the basic procedural requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act NEPA.
The government analysis cited purported long-term benefits of the project without analyzing the project's long-term environmental impacts.
Further, the agency failed to meet the procedural requirements of the Endangered Species Act by not consulting with the U. Fish and Wildlife Service on whether any threatened or endangered species or their critical habitats may be affected by the full project.
The agency's failure to do even the most basic environmental analysis demonstrates that the USDA review is completely biased.
This does not bode well for the future of GE animals, the next frontier in the GE controversy," Jenkins continued. The organizations also criticized USDA for failing to perform the required impacts analysis of its entire transgenic arthropods which includes insects program.
CFS's review of the USDA's genetically engineered insect program reveals that the agency has failed to reconcile its roles as developer of other arthropods, such as GE codling moths and medflies, and regulator of such insects' release and commercialization. GE mosquitos and other insects are being created but are almost completely unregulated by USDA or other federal agencies.
Get a load of what they're doing to bugs. Inside a gray cinder-block building in an industrial park here, amid manufacturers of auto parts and office furniture, a security camera watches as Robert Staten unlocks the door to a gleaming, windowless room.
Its ventilation ducts are covered by fine mesh. Staten jokes, peering into a paper carton the size of a quart ice-cream container. It holds hundreds of wiggling pink bollworm moths, gene-spliced versions of a pest that sometimes decimates cotton fields in the Southwest.
Then fly over cotton country and drop millions of these modified males, enough to crowd out wild males in the quest for mates. His is just one of many plans in the works to create what might be called biobugs.
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