On August 17, 2021, the European Commission (EC) approved seven genetically engineered (GE) crops (3 corn, 2 soybean, 1 rapeseed, and 1 cotton) and renewed the authorizations for two corn and one rapeseed crop used for food and animal feed.
In January 2019, the European Commission recognized the U.S. soy industry’s scheme certifying U.S. soybeans compliance with sustainability criteria laid out in EU biofuels legislation.