Monsantoís petition to the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) of USDA for non-regulated status for Bollgard II cotton has been published in the Federal Register. (http://www.epa.gov/EPA-IMPACT/2002/March/Day-18/i6458.htm)Now the agency is soliciting public comments on whether Bollgard II presents a plant pest risk.
Comments must be postmarked , delivered or e-mailed by May 17, 2002.
Comments can be submitted by postal mail or by e-mail.
If using postal mail: Submit four copies of your comments (1 original and 3 copies).
If using e-mail, send comments to:
If you want to read the petition, it is available on the Internet at: www.aphis.gov/ppd/rad/webrepor.html.
Comments can be as short or long as you like. What you say obviously is up to you, but the agency is likely to be interested in such things as Bollgard IIís relationship to insect resistance management, pest control, changes in insecticide sprays and whether Bollgard II is an improvement on already-proven technology.
Issued in furtherance of Cooperative Extension work, acts of May 8 and June 30, 1914, in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, James A. Christenson, Director Cooperative Extension, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, The University of Arizona.
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