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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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El Salvador: Agricultural Biotechnology Annual

There is no legal impediment to the use of biotechnology in El Salvador. Genetically engineered (GE) corn field trials were successfully completed.
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Pakistan: Agricultural Biotechnology Annual

Although biotechnology laws (i.e., Pakistan Biosafety Rules of 2005, Seed Amendment Act 2015 and Plant Breeders Rights Act 2018, etc.) exist in Pakistan, the rules and administrative processes....
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Kenya: Agricultural Biotechnology Annual

The first planting of Bt. Cotton for commercialization in Kenya is planned for the start of the long rains season, which is expected in March or April 2020.
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Bangladesh: Agricultural Biotechnology Annual

Bangladesh is a role model of acceptance and advancement of modern agricultural biotechnology.
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Peru: Agricultural Biotechnology Annual

Peru's 10-year moratorium on genetically engineered (GE) crops and zero tolerance for GE events is scheduled to expire in 2021.
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Philippines: Agricultural Biotechnology Annual

The Philippines continues to be a regional biotechnology leader.
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South Africa: Agricultural Biotechnology Annual

South Africa has a robust and experienced regulatory system for genetically engineered (GE) products which started with the publication of its “GMO” act in 1997.
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Ethiopia: Agricultural Biotechnology Annual

Ethiopian farmers and researchers have tried to address food security shortfalls and plant health issues through conventional breeding without success.
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India: Agricultural Biotechnology Annual

Over the last decade, India’s political environment continues to thwart the development of agricultural biotechnology.
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Colombia: Agricultural Biotechnology Annual

Colombia remains open to the adoption of biotech-derived commodities and innovative technologies.
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Burma: Agricultural Biotechnology Annual

There are no significant developments to convey since the previous report from November 2018.