Plant Incorporated Protectants (PIPs) / Genetically Modified Plants
Plant-incorporated protectants (PIPs) are plants that have had genes inserted causing the plants to produce a pesticide inside its own tissues. When plants are genetically modified to produce pesticides in this manner, they are are regulated as pesticides by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). When plant genes are modified to make the plants tolerate certain herbicides, they are not regulated as pesticides.
If you have questions about this, or any pesticide-related topic, please call NPIC at 1-800-858-7378 (8:00am - 12:00pm PST), or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Plant Incorporated Protectants - US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
- Regulation of Plant-Incorporated Protectants - US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
- Current and Previously Registered Section 3 PIP Registrations - Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
- Agricultural Biotechnology - US Department of Agriculture (USDA)
- Genetically Engineered Plants for Food and Feed - US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)