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.
On April 29, 2021, the European Commission published a report titled, “Study on the status of new genomic techniques under Union law and in light of the Court of Justice ruling in Case C-528/16.”
On April 20, Japan's Ministry of Agriculture amended the handling procedures for feed and feed additive products derived from the crossbreeding of genome edited varieties.
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.
Attaché Report (GAIN)

European Union: EU Green Deal - April 2021 Update

This quarterly report covers January through March 2021 and provides details on the status of the EU Green Deal objectives and strategies including the Farm to Fork Strategy (F2F), Biodiversity Strategy, the Climate Target Plan, the EU Methane Strategy, and the Circular Economy Action Plan.
On April 13, 2021, the German Cabinet agreed on four draft laws to transpose the European Union (EU)’s new common agricultural policy (CAP) into national law.
Attaché Report (GAIN)

Russia: Agricultural Biotechnology Annual

Russian guidelines became effective on April 26, 2020 that establish a process for registering genetically engineered (GE) events for feed use, making it possible for those events to be imported after registration.
Japan’s Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries (MAFF) is developing a green food system strategy for agricultural, forestry, and fishery supply chains, with a 2050 timeline for implementation
As part of the Farm to Fork Strategy and the Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan, the European Commission announced that it would review the European Union’s policy on the promotion of agricultural products both inside and outside the Union
On March 25, 2021, the European Commission published the EU Organic Action Plan for 2021-2030
The European Commission launched a public consultation in January on its upcoming revision of the Sustainable Use of Pesticides Directive (SUD).
On January 22, 2021, the Polish Chamber of Milk (PCM), Poland’s largest dairy industry organization, organized an online conference about the European Union’s (EU) Farm to Fork (F2F) Strategy...