Agricultural Biotechnology Education and Outreach Initiative November 2017 Meetings

The U.S Food and Drug Administration held public meetings in Charlotte, North Carolina, and San Francisco, California, regarding its Agricultural Biotechnology Education and Outreach Initiative. Congress appropriated $3 million to fund this initiative, which calls upon the FDA to work with USDA to provide education and outreach to the public on agricultural biotechnology and food and animal feed ingredients derived from biotechnology.

The purpose of the public meetings was to provide the public with an opportunity to share information, experiences, and suggestions to help inform the development of this education and outreach initiative.

Meeting Information & Materials 

Charlotte, North Carolina

Tuesday, November 7, 2017, from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm EST
Omni Charlotte Hotel
132 E Trade Street
Charlotte, NC

Charlotte Meeting Agenda (PDF 50KB)

Charlotte Meeting Transcript (PDF 179KB)

Charlotte Meeting Recording

San Francisco, California

Tuesday, November 14, 2017, from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm PST
San Francisco Marriott Marquis
780 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA

San Francisco Meeting Agenda (PDF 50KB)

San Francisco Meeting Transcript (PDF 300KB)

San Francisco Meeting Recording

Public Comment

The FDA accepted public comments on questions listed in the Federal Register Notice from October 13, 2017 through November 17, 2017.

To view the comments received, visit and type FDA-2017-N-5991 in the search box.

For More Information

Charlotte Meeting Recording

San Francisco Meeting Recording


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