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Biotechnology Briefs

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has renewed the charter of his Advisory Committee on Biotechnology and 21st Century Agriculture, following the AC21’s publication of its landmark report on coexistence of biotech and conventional crops in November (see FCN March 1, 2013, Page 5). However, the AC21 has yet to receive another assignment from Vilsack, and budget pressures due to sequestration might clip its wings. A notice of the committee’s renewal was published in the Feb. 1 Federal Register ( ).


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