EU: European Commission Authorizes 10 GE Crops for Import

  |   Attaché Report (GAIN)   |   BE2021-0008

On August 17, 2021, the European Commission (EC) approved seven genetically engineered (GE) crops (3 corn, 2 soybean, 1 rapeseed, and 1 cotton) and renewed the authorizations for two corn and one rapeseed crop used for food and animal feed. The EC approves groups of events twice a year - during the December holiday season and in mid-summer. The ten authorizations and renewals were published in the European Union’s Official Journal on August 26, 2021, and they remain valid for 10 years.

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