IR insect-resistant

ISHRW International Survey of Herbicide Resistant Weeds

MCL maximum contaminant level

NOP National Organic Program

NOSB National Organic Standards Board

OFPA Organic Foods Production Act

PTO U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

R&D research and development

USDA U.S. Department of Agriculture

USDA-ERS U.S. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service

USDA-NASS U.S. Department of Agriculture, National Agricultural Statistics Service

VR virus-resistant

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