USDA has created a new Web site dedicated to biotechnology such as genetically modified organisms. Secretary of Agriculture Dan Glickman says the site is for everyone from the general public to U.S. trading partners, and provides a starting point for information on biotechnology.

The new Web site's Internet address is: www.aphis.usda.gov/biotechnology/.

The issue gets a lot of attention at USDA. The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, the Food Safety Inspection Service and the Agricultural Marketing Service have regulatory functions that involve biotechnology. The Agricultural Research Service, the Economic Research Service, and the Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service conduct or fund agricultural biotechnology research. The Foreign Agricultural Service addresses trade issues related to biotechnology.

The site includes answers to frequently asked questions, speeches by Glickman, and government reports on agricultural biotechnology issues.

www.aphis.usda.gov/biotechnology/