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The Washington Post reports that the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) plans to revise the regulations covering genetically engineered crops, with a specific focus on their impact on the environment.

The USDA says that the revised regulations will not necessarily be stricter, but will at the very least reflect the current science and technology.

The Post reports that "among the changes proposed are an expansion of the department's regulatory authority to include certain plants and insects not previously covered, as well as an overhaul of the system for granting permits to run field tests on genetically engineered crops."
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