Czech Republic: Agricultural Biotechnology Annual 2016

The Czech Republic maintains a scientific approach towards biotechnology. Bt corn (a genetically engineered [GE] product) is planted, but the area has significantly decreased in recent years due to difficulties marketing the corn commercially and using it as feed. Updated legislation eased the administrative process for contained use of genetic engineering in the 1st risk category and incorporated new European Union (EU) directive. Further slight legislative changes are foreseen in 2017, mainly in order to make the current legislation more comprehensive.

Czech Republic: Agricultural Biotechnology Annual 2016