On May 19, 2022, the European Commission (EC) approved two genetically engineered (GE) crops (1 soybean and 1 corn/maize) for food and animal feed. The two authorizations were published in the European Union’s Official Journal on May 20, 2022, and they remain valid for 10 years.
On March 31, 2022, the European Commission (EC) approved three genetically engineered (GE) crops (1 soybean, 1 rapeseed, and 1 cotton) and renewed the authorization for 1 cotton crop for food and feed imports. The three authorizations and one renewal were published in the European Union’s Official Journal on April 4 and 7, 2022, and they remain valid for 10 years.
On January 7, 2022, the Turkish Government published Biosafety Decisions on the import of genetically engineered (GE) soybean and corn events. The Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry (MinAF) approved one new soybean event and one new corn event for feed and cancelled the approvals of two corn events which expired on 12/24/2021.
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.
The Russian Federation recently extended the waiver on a previously established ban of imports of some GE soybeans and soybean meal without state registration to January 1, 2022.
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Turkey: Turkey Approves Five More Biotech Traits

On February 27, 2021, the Turkish Government published the Biosafety Decisions on import of genetically engineered (GE) soybean and corn events in the Official Gazette.
On January 22, 2021, the European Commission (EC) approved five genetically engineered (GE) crops (three corn and two soybeans) and renewed the authorization for three corn crops used for food...
On September 28, the European Commission (EC) approved Bayer’s herbicide tolerant soybean MON 87708 x MON 89788 x A5547-127, also known as XtendFlex.®
On April 16, 2020, the government of the Russian Federation signed Decree # 520, which says that for the period April 20, 2020 through January 1, 2021, imports of genetically engineered soybeans...
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Spain: Agricultural Biotechnology Annual

Spain remains the largest grower of biotech corn in the European Union and a major consumer of genetically engineered soybean meal in animal feed.
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Poland: Agricultural Biotechnology Annual

Poland opposes of the use of genetic engineering (GE) in agriculture.
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Sweden: Agricultural Biotechnology Report

This report assesses the agricultural biotechnology sector in Sweden, and covers related production, trade and policies.