Brazil: Agricultural Biotechnology Annual

  |   Attaché Report (GAIN)   |   BR2022-0064

Brazil is the second-largest producer of biotech crops in the world with 105 events approved. For the 2022/2023 crop season, FAS Brasilia forecasts a 65 million hectares planted with GE traits. Adoption rates for soybeans and cotton reached 99 percent and 95 percent for corn. Continued use of biotechnology seeds has been a major contributor to yield growth in Brazil since its adoption. The National Technical Commission (CTNBio) is responsible in Brazil for assessing the safety of new technologies such as GE animal technology, genome editing including CRISPR technology, and microbial biotechnology. In addition to GE plants, this report provides updates on several aspects of these new technologies.

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