FAS New Delhi (Post) secured confirmation from the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India that prunes from plums (Prunus domestica) are a processed food product (dried fruit), and as such are not subject to the non-Genetically Modified (GM) cum GM-Free status certificate requirement.
Effective March 1, 2021, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) requires a certificate for Non-Genetically Modified (GM) and GM-Free status for all apples, all origins being imported into the country.
On December 11, Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labour, and Welfare (MHLW) and Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries (MAFF) announced their determination that a genome edited tomato...
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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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Philippines: Agricultural Biotechnology Annual

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

This report updates the 2018 Agricultural Biotechnology Annual Report.
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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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Russia: New Food Security Doctrine Adopted

On January 21, 2020, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a new Food Security Doctrine for Russia to replace the Doctrine adopted in 2010.
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South Korea: FAIRS Export Certificate Report

This report provides minimal updates compared to the previous year’s report.
In January 2019, China approved five new genetically engineered traits and renewed the bio-safety certificates for 26 traits previously approved.