Comments to the Department of Agriculture on the Arctic Apple

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We are a group of legal scholars and practicing attorneys who have studied U.S. agriculture policy and the regulation of biotechnology products for many years. We write today to urge USDA/APHIS to promptly deregulate the genetically engineered (GE) Arctic Apple transformation events GD743 and GS784 (Docket # APHIS-2012-0025). The Arctic Apple is a safe, nutritious, and economically beneficial product.