Honduras: Agricultural Biotechnology Annual

  |   Attaché Report (GAIN)   |   HO2022-0010

In 2022 Honduras has made no modifications or changes to its existing regulatory framework. As of October 2022, Honduras had more than 52,000 hectares (ha) of genetically engineered (GE) Corn production, a 37 percent increase from calendar 2021. Five crop event approvals were reported during 2022: three banana products were approved for field testing, and two additional products (a banana product and a mustard green product) were approved for commercialization after it was determined it shoud fall under Honduras's simplified approval process for certain products of genome editing. Of three applications for field testing of GE bananas submitted in calendar year 2021 to the National Committee on Biotechnology and Biosecurity (NCBB), two have already been approved.

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