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Department of Agriculture
Environmental & Bioremediation
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[United States Department of Agriculture] The United States Department
of Agriculture (USDA) is one of
three Federal Agencies, along with the Environmental Protection
Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Food
and Drug Administration (FDA),
primarily responsible for regulating biotechnology in the United States.
Biotechnology Information Resource
[USDA National Agricultural Library] BIC provides access to a variety of information services and publications covering many aspects of agricultural biotechnology.
Center for Agricultural Bioinformatics System
[USDA-ARS] The CAB provides curation and delivery of agricultural genomic data and resources while fostering research and development of novel approaches in agricultural bioinformatics.
Center for Veterinary Biologics
[USDA Animal & Plant Health Inspection Service] "The Veterinary Biologics Program implements the provisions of the Virus-Serum-Toxin Act to assure that pure, safe, potent, and effective veterinary biologics are available for the diagnostics, prevention, and treatment of animal diseases." The site includes information on licensing and policy development, inspection and compliance, and laboratory testing.
The Economic Research Service
[USDA] (ERS) The Economic Research Service (ERS) is the main source of economic information and research from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The agricultural biotechnology briefing room is one of the lastest additions to our website.
Permitting, Notification, and Deregulation
[United States Department of Agriculture] This web site contains detailed information on how the USDA
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) regulates the movement, importation, and field testing of genetically engineered plants and microorganisms through permitting and notification procedures.
Plant Genome Data & Information Center
[USDA National Agricultural Library] This USDA site provides access to a variety of information products and services that relate to many aspects of plant and animal biotechnology and genomics.