Policy

Using the tools of biotechnology to aid in restoring species decimated by disease will test the application of current regulatory policy where flowering and propagation of the tree is desired. A genetically modified American chestnut provides a “test case” across all three regulatory agencies, APHIS, EPA and FDA, and offers the application of biotechnology for societal benefit.

The policy group has developed a Policy Response Plan for using advanced biotechnology as a tool for forest health.