FDA releases its Plant and Animal Biotechnology Innovation Action Plan

FDA releases its Plant and Animal Biotechnology Innovation Action Plan

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently released its Plant and Animal Biotechnology Innovation Action Plan, which provides an overview of FDA’s efforts to develop a comprehensive policy framework for the oversight of animal biotechnology products, including food and drug products derived from intentionally genetically altered animals and plants.

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Synthetic Biology—the Future of Food?

Synthetic Biology—the Future of Food?

In her interview with The Verge, Biologist and Creative Director Christina Agapakis of Ginkgo Bioworks discusses lab-grown meat, labeling, and how synthetic biology can help make products which are more sustainable and ethically sourced such as lab-grown meat.

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FDA Announces Public Meeting in Preparation for International Cooperation on Cosmetics Regulation Twelfth Annual Meeting

FDA Announces Public Meeting in Preparation for International Cooperation on Cosmetics Regulation Twelfth Annual Meeting

The FDA is holding a public meeting on June 7, 2018 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. in order to prepare for the upcoming International Cooperation on Cosmetics Regulation Twelfth Annual Meeting which is scheduled to be held in Tokyo, Japan from July 10 to 12, 2018.

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Preparing for Future Products of Biotechnology  

Preparing for Future Products of Biotechnology  

TheNational Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine (NAS) were asked to form a committee in response to the order from the Executive Office of President in July 2015, in which the EPA, FDA, and USDA were charged with the responsibility of analyzing "the future of biotechnologies in regards to potential new risks and frameworks for risk assessment and areas in which risks or lack of risks relating to the products of biotechnology are well understood."

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The National Strategy for Modernizing the Regulatory System for Biotechnology Products 

The National Strategy for Modernizing the Regulatory System for Biotechnology Products 

The National Strategy for Modernizing the Regulatory System for Biotechnology Products (Strategy), was published in September of 2016 along with the 2017 Update to the Coordinated Framework (see our previous post). 

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White House Releases Documents to Modernize Biotechnology Products

White House Releases Documents to Modernize Biotechnology Products

In continuing the Administration’s effort of modernizing the federal regulatory system, the White House posted a blog last Friday (September 16, 2016) featuring two documents which served to clarify the roles of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Food & Drug Administration (FDA) and the Department of Agriculture (USDA) in the evaluation new biotechnologies.

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