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Brazil: Agricultural Biotechnology Annual

Brazil is the second-largest producer of biotech crops in the world with 115 events approved. Post forecasts the total area planted to GE crops reached over 56 million hectares during the recently completed crop year of 2020/2021. Adoption rates for...
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Jamaica: Agricultural Biotechnology Annual

In 2020, The United States exported approximately US$444 million in agricultural products to Jamaica. The U.S remains one Jamaica's main trading partners. Some of the products from the United States such as grains, oilseeds used to formulate feed...
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Nicaragua: Agricultural Biotechnology Annual

Despite being passed in 2010, Nicaraguan biotechnology legislation lacks implementing regulations that would open opportunities for farmers and food processors to integrate new technologies into their operations. While progress on the regulatory...
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Honduras: Agricultural Biotechnology Annual

No changes to the regulatory framework or new crop event approvals were reported for Honduras during 2021, a consequence of the COVID pandemic.
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El Salvador: Agricultural Biotechnology Annual

In El Salvador, there is no legal impediment to the use of biotechnology for food, feed, and processing. However, no GE crops are currently cultivated.
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Colombia: Agricultural Biotechnology Annual

Colombia remains open to biotechnology and other innovative technologies. In 2020, Colombia's GE corn acreage grew 23 percent while GE cotton acreage declined 37 percent.
Health Canada is seeking feedback on two new pieces of guidance for the Novel Foods Regulations, focused on plant breeding. The consultation will be open for 60 days until May 24, 2021.
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Canada: Canada Proposes Federal Carbon Offset System

On March 5, the federal government issued proposed regulations for a federal carbon offset system as an additional element to their carbon pollution pricing policy.
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Argentina: Agricultural Biotechnology Annual

In 2020, Argentina became the first country to grant conditional approval for cultivation of Genetically Engineered (GE) wheat.
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Mexico: Agricultural Biotechnology Annual

Mexico has not approved any biotechnology food or feed products since May 2018 and there is no official indication when approvals will resume.
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Canada: Agricultural Biotechnology Annual

Responding to requests for clarity on Novel Food Regulations, Health Canada announced they will develop and publish new guidance regarding the regulatory interpretation and oversight...
On December 31, Mexico published a final decree that calls for a phase-out of use of both glyphosate and genetically modified (GE) corn for human consumption in Mexico.