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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.
Russia: VPSS Introduces Contrasting Proposals on the Importation and Transportation of GE Products To and Within the Russian Federation
The Russian Federation recently extended the waiver on a previously established ban of imports of some GE soybeans and soybean meal without state registration to January 1, 2022.
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...
On September 28, the European Commission (EC) approved Bayer’s herbicide tolerant soybean MON 87708 x MON 89788 x A5547-127, also known as XtendFlex.®
There is no legal impediment to the use of biotechnology in El Salvador. Genetically engineered (GE) corn field trials were successfully completed.
In Nicaragua, imports of genetically engineered crops (GE) are limited to use as animal feed.
Spain remains the largest grower of biotech corn in the European Union and a major consumer of genetically engineered soybean meal in animal feed.
Poland opposes of the use of genetic engineering (GE) in agriculture.
Peru's 10-year moratorium on genetically engineered (GE) crops and zero tolerance for GE events is scheduled to expire in 2021.
The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) issued Certificates of Food and Feed Safety Approvals for ten genetically engineered (GE) events for corn, soybeans, and alfalfa in 2018-2019.
The Philippines continues to be a regional biotechnology leader.