USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has oversight for pesticidal properties of plants developed through biotechnology.
Looks Good! Correct: APHIS considers outcrossing, during review of new plant varieties. The agency ensures that herbicide-tolerant or pest-resistant plants do not become plant pests themselves by outcrossing to weedy relatives. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has oversight for pesticidal properties of plants developed through biotechnology. EPA has also implemented insect resistance management requirements for biotech crops, and are required for approvals of insect-protected plant varieties.