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On June 29, 2022, the European Commission (EC) approved one genetically engineered (GE) crop (maize) for food and animal feed. The authorization was published in the European Union’s Official Journal on July 1, 2022 and remains valid for 10 years.
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 United Kingdom’s anticipated exit from the European Union (Brexit) will not change policy or trade in genetically engineered plants or animals in the short to medium term.
Seed companies have not objected to Germany for applying the “opt out” regulation for biotech corn varieties.
Turkey was the 11th-largest export market for U.S.agricultural products in calendar year 2011.