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Dec 22, 2022

CERSA Co-Director Wins Prestigious ACS Fellowship

The LSU College of Coast & Environment announced Kevin L. Armbrust, the Claiborne Chair of Environmental Toxicology and head of the Department of Environmental Sciences, has been named a 2022 Fellow of the American Chemical Society (ACS). ACS awards its prestigious fellowship to members who not only make exceptional contributions to their discipline, but also provided excellent service to the society. 

Dec 21, 2022

Updates from FAS

In July the United Nation’s International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) hosted their second in-person food safety workshop in Johannesburg, South Africa. The purpose of the IAEA/FAO workshop is to support the African continent in improving food safety processes including pesticide registration and residue management practices. USDA/FAS engaged in this strategic partnership with IAEA and FAO to improve the dialogue with key African partners across the continent, and in particular the African Union and Regional Economic Communities (RECs), around the implementation of the Africa Union Sanitary and Phytosanitary (SPS) Policy Framework, Food Safety Strategy, and the SPS chapter under the Africa Continental Free Trade Area agreement. 

Dec 21, 2022

CERSA Internship Update

Rocio Davila is a graduate student pursuing a master’s degree in entomology in the Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology at North Carolina State University. She spent this past summer interning at FAS through the Regulatory Science in Agriculture Internship and Mentoring Program offered for the first time this past year by the CERSA. 

Dec 21, 2022

CERSA Workshop Series

In September CERSA brought together industry, academia, nonprofits, and the government to begin to answer these questions and more. As part of a three-part series, the first workshop of the “US Regulatory Policy Workshop: Genome-Edited Microbial Products for Agricultural Use” was held at the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine in Washington, DC and consisted of presentations, panels, and interactive working sessions with a diverse group of stakeholders. 

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Dec 21, 2022

News From Our Partners

News From the Center of Excellence for Regulatory Science in Agriculture CALL FOR GRANT APPLICATIONS The Translational Research Grant (TRG) program funds projects that explore commercial applications or initiate the early commercial development…