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December 12, 2018
The estimated area planted to Genetically Engineered (GE) crops in Canada was down 2 percent in 2018, due primarily to lower soybean area in the prairie provinces.
December 11, 2018
Monthly report on crop acreage, yield and production in major countries worldwide. Sources include reporting from FAS’s worldwide offices, official statistics of foreign governments....
December 7, 2018
Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare held its second and third public discussions on the handling of food products derived from genome editing technology on October 15 and November 19, 2018,
December 7, 2018
The soybean production estimate for marketing year (MY) 2018/19 (Oct-Sept) has been revised down from 11.5 million metric tons (MMT) to 11.3 MMT to indicate slightly lower than expected....
December 7, 2018
India’s political environment continues to hinder the development of agricultural biotechnology regulatory system.
December 6, 2018
Turkish soybean area for MY 2018/19 is about 26,000 hectares and production is 100,000 MT, lower due to increases in cotton planting in recent years.
December 6, 2018
Germany has 83 million of the world’s wealthiest consumers and is by far the biggest market in the European Union.
December 4, 2018
Post revises 2018/2019 soybean production down slightly to 56 million tons based on lower planting area.
December 4, 2018
Crude palm oil (CPO) production in marketing year (MY) 2018/19 is forecast down a half million metric tons (compared to official USDA estimates for the same year) due to industry reports....
December 4, 2018
Palm oil production is increased to 39.5 million tons for 2017/18 and 41.5 million tons for 2018/19 based on better than expected yields.
November 29, 2018
In Nicaragua, imports of genetically engineered crops (GE) are limited to use as animal feed.
November 29, 2018
Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) allows permitted import of genetically engineered (GE) products based on the 2009 Law on “Genetically Modified Organisms” (“GMOs”) and its pertaining bylaws.
November 29, 2018
The Government of Bulgaria (GOB) continues to oppose agricultural biotechnology and generally advocates for anti-biotech policies within the European Commission (EC).
November 29, 2018
Ever since Turkey published its Biosafety Law and implementing regulations in 2010, this legislation has continued to disrupt trade and Turkey’s domestic agriculture and food sectors.
November 29, 2018
In MY 2017/2018, palm oil production increased 23 percent due to new-planted areas starting to bear fruit.
November 29, 2018
Poland’s lower Chamber of Parliament (Sejm) approved a draft amendment to the 2006 Feed Act to postpone the Act’s ban on genetically engineered (GE) feeds and GE-derived ingredients....
November 29, 2018
FAS provides summaries of the latest USDA quarterly forecasts for U.S. trade in agricultural products and a link to the joint FAS/ERS publication Outlook for U.S. Agricultural Trade.
November 28, 2018
Pakistan’s soybean imports during 2017/18 reached a record 2.2 million metric tons (MMT) and are forecast at 2.6 MMT in 2018/19 based on preliminary bookings.
November 20, 2018
Guatemala has a population of almost 17 million inhabitants and approximately 5 million live in Guatemala City where most of the new hotels and restaurants are located in the country.
November 20, 2018
Korea relies heavily on imports to fulfill its food and agricultural needs. Korea maintains a strong food processing industry that manufactures a wide variety of food and beverage products.

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