USDA requests public comments on Syngenta biotech corn

11/24/2008 | Reuters

USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service is seeking public comments on Syngenta Seeds' request to deregulate a biotech corn capable of generating a microbial enzyme useful in ethanol production. APHIS said it plans to lift restrictions after the comment period -- which ends Jan. 20 -- if it is determined that the crop does not endanger other plants. Studies have shown that the corn is unlikely to pose risks to human health, food safety or the environment, the division said.

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