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What GAO Found The Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) most recent data from 2008 through 2012 show that pesticide residue violation rates in 10 selected fruits and vegetables were low, but FDA's approach to monitoring for violations, which targets commodities it has identified as high risk, has limitations....
This report reviews the challenges facing U.S. agricultural biotechnology products in international trade. GAO found that new regulations and guidelines that may restrict U.S. exports of crops with a large biotech component are being enacted or considered by some U.S.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO commented on its attempts to interview staff and obtain documents from the Council on Competitiveness during its review of the Environmental Protection Agency' (EPA) efforts to issue a biotechnology regulation under the Toxic Substances Control Act.