FDA, USDA, and EPA to Hold Public Sessions on Agricultural Biotechnology

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in coordination with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) and EPA’s Office of Pesticide Programs will be holding two public meetings to discuss FDA’s Agricultural Biotechnology Education and Outreach Initiative. This initiative calls for FDA to work with EPA and USDA to provide education and outreach to the public on agricultural biotechnology and food and animal feed ingredients derived from biotechnology. The purpose of the meetings is to provide the public an opportunity to share information, experiences, and suggestions to help inform the development of this education and outreach initiative.

The FDA is also accepting public comments on questions listed in the Federal Register Notice. Comments may be submitted through November 17, 2017. Continue reading

IPM Enhancement Grant Deadline approaching soon

If you’re submitting a proposal for an IPM Enhancement Grant, the deadline is next Friday, November 3, at 5 PM Eastern time. Please be sure that all forms are in the system BEFORE 5 PM because the system will automatically close out at 5 PM, and you will be locked out.

If you have questions about a grant submission, please call one of the numbers at the end of the RFA.