Argentina: Agricultural Biotechnology Annual

  |   Attaché Report (GAIN)   |   AR2022-0023

The Government of Argentina (GOA) approved two new genetically engineered (GE) events in 2022 (one soybean and one maize). In November 2021, Brazil's regulatory agency approved the commercialization of wheat flour containing the HB4 drought tolerance event grown in Argentina. As a result of this approval by Argentina’s most important export market for wheat, the GOA granted full approval for seed commercialization. Due to concerns from several Argentine farmer organizations and exporters, the GOA created an audit commission, which will operate within the National Seed Institute (INASE). In addition, the developer stated that the company will produce HB4 wheat under an identity-preserved production system and, for the moment, will not openly commercialize the event.

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