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June 6, 2018
On May 31, 2018, Mexico’s Secretariat of Agriculture, Livestock, Rural Development, Fisheries and Foodstuffs (SAGARPA) announced in the Mexican Federal Register....
December 30, 2017
Brazil is the second largest producer of biotech crops in the world.
December 1, 2017
Peru's 10 year moratorium on genetically engineered (GE) crops remains in force. The Ministry of Environment tests conventional imported seed shipments upon arrival which has raised concerns...
December 29, 2016
Negative public perceptions regarding biotechnology have influenced political will. The Mexican Supreme Court and the National Commission on Human Rights established that indigenous groups...
December 27, 2016
In fiscal year (FY) 2016 (October to September) total Colombian food and agricultural imports were valued at $5.5 billion.
December 20, 2016
Brazil is the world's second-largest producer of biotech crops. Post forecasts a 10-percent increase in area planted to biotech crops in the upcoming 2013/14 Brazilian crop year (October-September).
December 6, 2016
Peru's 10 year moratorium on genetically improved crops remains in force. The Ministry of Environment tests conventional imported seed shipments upon arrival which has raised concerns from seed...
January 7, 2016
According to the Bank of Guatemala (BANGUAT), the food processing industry in Guatemala for year 2015, will grow 3.5 percent and will contribute 0.67 percent to the total GDP.
September 25, 2014
In 2008, El Salvador abolished the Planting Seed Law that required imported seeds to have a phytosanitary certificate with an additional declaration stating that the seeds did not contain GMOs.
March 13, 2014
The U.S-Mexico ag trade relationship is broad and deep, with opportunities to further integrate our rural economies while supplying desired products to consumers in both countries year-round.
November 20, 2013
Although Ecuador maintains a number of anti-biotech laws and regulations, there is minimal enforcement, and trade in cotton and soybean products continues.
July 23, 2013
Brazil is the world's second-largest producer of biotech crops. Post forecasts a 10-percent increase in area planted to biotech crops in the upcoming 2013/14 Brazilian crop year (October-September).
July 15, 2013
Colombia continues to expand its biotechnology frontier. The adoption rate for biotech corn has surpassed that of cotton and the development of a regulatory framework is underway.
July 11, 2013
Recent high-profile activism against biotechnology has created uncertainty among those involved in production and research of biotechnology products in Costa Rica.
July 10, 2013
El Salvador has no legal restriction on the use of agricultural biotechnology. However the country's biotech regulatory framework is still being developed.