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Mozambique: Agricultural Biotechnology Annual

Mozambique has not yet approved the use of genetically engineered (GE) crops. Mozambique planted its first GE corn trial in 2017 at the Chókwè Agricultural Station as part of the TELA project (formerly Water Efficient Maize for Africa) aimed to test...
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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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Angola: Agricultural Biotechnology Annual

Angola currently does not allow the use of agricultural biotechnology in production, and imports containing genetically engineered (GE) components are limited to food aid. In December 2004, the Council of Ministers approved Decree No. 92/04...
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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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China: Draft Standard for Infant Formula Manufacturing

On November 17, China notified the National Food Safety Standard: Good Manufacturing Practice for Powdered Infant Formula to the WTO SPS Committee.
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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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Ghana: Agricultural Biotechnology Annual

Though momentum towards environmental release of the Bt cowpea seems to have slowed down, approval remains inevitable. Dossier on Nitrogen Use Efficient (NUE) rice is ready for submission.
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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.
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Spain: Agricultural Biotechnology Annual

Spain is a powerhouse for agricultural biotechnology in the European Union, as the country remains the largest grower of biotech corn and a major consumer of feed ingredients.
While still in the early stages for adopting genetically engineered products, the Government of Cote d’Ivoire is putting systems in place to eventually allow GE products onto the market.
Japan’s Consumer Affairs Agency (CAA) is seeking public comment on proposed revisions to its Food Labeling Standards, including two related to agricultural biotechnology. CAA proposes the addition of processed food containing genetically engineered...