Gene Editing and Cell Cultured Protein (CCP)

April 15, 2022 AG GROUPS ENCOURAGE USDA TO MOVE FORWARD WITH RULE ON GENE EDITINGNPPC this week joined 10 other agricultural organizations in sending a letter to Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack that expressed continued support for USDA’s effort to develop a “modern” regulatory structure for gene editing in livestock. The groups pointed out that gene editing can…

Home / Food Safety / Gene Editing and Cell Cultured Protein (CCP) Regulation of Gene-Edited Animals × NPPC’s Position Gene editing can improve animal health, reduce antibiotic use and help produce safe food if it is not over regulated.   NPPC supports the proposal to move regulatory oversight of gene-edited livestock from the Food and…

WASHINGTON, D.C., March 12, 2020 – Thanks to innovation and continuous improvements, U.S. hog farmers are the world’s leading suppliers of high-quality, safe and affordable pork. However, America is in danger of losing its leadership standing due to significant flaws in its current approach to regulating emerging animal breeding technologies, Iowa Pork Producers President Dr. Michael…

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) proposed New Swine Inspection Service (NSIS) is part of a continuous effort by the agency’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) to ensure a safe supply of wholesome American pork. A voluntary program supported by many years of research, NSIS aims to improve the inspection process by shifting FSIS…

WASHINGTON, D.C., June 25, 2019 – Today, the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) launched “Keep America First in Agriculture,” a new campaign to highlight the importance of establishing a proper regulatory framework for gene editing in American livestock.  Gene editing technology, which introduces useful genetic variation into food animal breeding programs, promises significant animal health benefits, including a natural immunity to disease and a reduction in the…

Keep America First in Agriculture NPPC is launching a new campaign, Keep America First in Agriculture, to broaden awareness and understanding of gene editing’s promise for livestock agriculture. The U.S. has always been the global leader in agricultural innovation, but it’s running the risk of falling behind on an advancement that positively impacts animal and…

U.S. Pork Producers Call for USDA Oversight of Gene Edited Livestock on America’s Farms WASHINGTON, D.C., June 11, 2019 – Based on recommendations by the administration’s Rural Development Taskforce, President Trump today signed an executive order to streamline regulations for agriculture biotechnology, a development welcomed by the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC). “Agriculture is one…

HOTH was delighted to see the USDA’s announcement this week that they are taking a commonsense, pro-farmer approach to regulating gene editing in plants.   Pork producers are very excited about the potential offered by gene editing, and—at least for those who also grow crops—this means that precisely edited plants like corn and soybeans will soon…

WASHINGTON, D.C., February 21, 2019 – Development of an emerging technology promising major animal health and environmental benefits is currently stalled at the U.S. Food & Drug Administration, prompting the National Pork Producers Council to renew its call for U.S. Department of Agriculture regulatory oversight of gene editing for livestock. “The pace of FDA’s process…