Argentina: Agricultural Biotechnology Annual
Argentina continues to be the third largest producer of biotech crops, producing 14 percent of the world´s total biotech crops. Two genetically engineered events (GE) created by Argentine researchers received final approval, the virus resistant potato and the soybean with drought resistance. China’s approval of GE events continues to be a top priority for Argentine foreign trade. The seed royalty system continues to be a problematic issue; the Ministry of Agriculture submitted a new Seed Law proposal to Congress.