Health Canada is seeking feedback on two new pieces of guidance for the Novel Foods Regulations, focused on plant breeding. The consultation will be open for 60 days until May 24, 2021.
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Canada: Canada Proposes Federal Carbon Offset System

On March 5, the federal government issued proposed regulations for a federal carbon offset system as an additional element to their carbon pollution pricing policy.
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Argentina: Agricultural Biotechnology Annual

In 2020, Argentina became the first country to grant conditional approval for cultivation of Genetically Engineered (GE) wheat.
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Mexico: Agricultural Biotechnology Annual

Mexico has not approved any biotechnology food or feed products since May 2018 and there is no official indication when approvals will resume.
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Canada: Agricultural Biotechnology Annual

Responding to requests for clarity on Novel Food Regulations, Health Canada announced they will develop and publish new guidance regarding the regulatory interpretation and oversight...
On December 31, Mexico published a final decree that calls for a phase-out of use of both glyphosate and genetically modified (GE) corn for human consumption in Mexico.
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Peru: Agricultural Biotechnology Annual

Peru’s Congress has approved a law to extend the ongoing ten year moratorium to fifteen years.
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Chile: Agricultural Biotechnology Annual

There is no commercial production of Genetically Engineered (GE) crops in Chile, with the exception of seeds for re-export.
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Panama: Agricultural Biotechnology Annual

Panama did not make any policy changes on regulating Genetically Engineered (GE) plants, seeds and animals, including for GE microbes, in the past year.
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Haiti: Agricultural Biotechnology Annual

Agricultural biotechnology constitutes an opportunity to U.S. suppliers, as non-governmental and governmental organizations have been working to encourage its integration into the Haitian economy...
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Dominican Republic: Agricultural Biotechnology Annual

The Dominican Republic continues to be a strong market for U.S. bulk agricultural products (corn), intermediate goods (soybean meal), and high value consumer-oriented products...
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Mexico: Agricultural Biotechnology Annual

Mexico has not approved any biotechnology food or feed products since May 2018 and there is no official indication when approvals will resume.