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.
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India: IMD Forecasts Normal 2021 Southwest Monsoon

On April 16, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) forecasted a normal 2021 Southwest Monsoon, suggesting that June to September rainfall will likely be 98 percent of the Long Period Average (LPA) of 88 cm.
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Bolivia: Soybeans Bolivia Adopts Biotechnology

The Government of Bolivia approved two new genetically engineered events for soybeans in April 2019.
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.