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On May 19, 2022, the European Commission (EC) approved two genetically engineered (GE) crops (1 soybean and 1 corn/maize) for food and animal feed. The two authorizations were published in the European Union’s Official Journal on May 20, 2022, and they remain valid for 10 years.
On January 7, 2022, the Turkish Government published Biosafety Decisions on the import of genetically engineered (GE) soybean and corn events. The Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry (MinAF) approved one new soybean event and one new corn event for feed and cancelled the approvals of two corn events which expired on 12/24/2021.
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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Turkey: Turkey Approves Five More Biotech Traits

On February 27, 2021, the Turkish Government published the Biosafety Decisions on import of genetically engineered (GE) soybean and corn events in the Official Gazette.
On January 22, 2021, the European Commission (EC) approved five genetically engineered (GE) crops (three corn and two soybeans) and renewed the authorization for three corn crops used for food...
As part of its package of measures to reduce food prices adopted in December 2020, the Russian government issued a number of decrees to restrict exports of some grains and oilseeds...
On April 9, the Government of Romania (GOR) suspended most exports of grains, oilseeds, and related products as of April 10, 2020, to non-European Union (EU) markets.
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Spain: Agricultural Biotechnology Annual

Spain remains the largest grower of biotech corn in the European Union and a major consumer of genetically engineered soybean meal in animal feed.
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Turkey: Agricultural Biotechnology Annual

Turkey published its Biosafety Law and implementing regulations in 2010.
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Turkey: Agricultural Biotechnology Annual

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.
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Bulgaria: Agricultural Biotechnology Annual

The Government of Bulgaria (GOB) continues to oppose agricultural biotechnology and generally advocates for anti-biotech policies within the European Commission (EC).
The Czech grain crop (excluding corn) is the second lowest in a decade due to a drop in yields but with essentially unchanged year-on-year sowing area.