EPA convened a Federal Insecticide, Fungicide & Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) Science Advisory Panel (SAP) to review the adequacies of the agency’s current regulatory practices for pesticides as they relate to a new genetic technology – RNA interference (RNAi). This technology could become the next powerful weapon against agricultural pests by disabling their genes. By zeroing in on a genetic sequence unique to one species, the technique has the potential to kill a pest without ...

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