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November 2, 2017
Mexican federal biotechnology regulators gain custody of genetically engineered (GE) cotton fields as a precautionary measure after finding events, not explicitly mentioned on permits, were granted...
September 29, 2017
Post forecasts marketing year (MY) 2017/18 total cotton production for Mexico up to 1.12 million bales, due to increased planting areas.
May 17, 2017
Post forecast marketing year (MY) 2017/18 total cotton production in Mexico up to 1.035 million bales, due to increased planting areas.
April 11, 2017
Post forecasts cotton planted area for 2017/18 to increase to one million hectares based on higher prices and domestic demand.
January 19, 2017
Post forecasts Brazil’s 2016/17 cotton area at 940,000 hectares (ha), a two percent drop compared to the previous year.
January 19, 2017
Post forecasts Brazil’s 2016/17 cotton area at 910,000 hectares (ha), a five percent drop compared to the previous year.
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...
December 5, 2016
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.
April 6, 2016
Post forecasts cotton planted area for 2016/17 to increase to 980,000 hectares based on higher domestic prices and export demand.
March 28, 2016
Post/New marketing year (MY) 2016/17 total Mexican cotton production is forecast to decrease approximately 4 percent due to an expected decrease in planted area.
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.
November 20, 2015
Post forecasts Brazil’s 2015/16 cotton area to drop to 900,000 hectares (ha), a nine percent drop compared to the previous year.
November 10, 2015
News on developments in agriculture and food in Egypt.
April 10, 2015
Post/New MY 2015/2016 total Mexican cotton production is forecast to decrease approximately 19 percent due to an expected decrease in planted area.
April 7, 2015
Post forecasts planted area for cotton on 2015/16 to drop to 950,000 hectares as a result of low global prices and high cost of production.
November 28, 2014
Post forecasts 2014/15 area planted to cotton at one million hectares with cotton production reaching 6.9 million bales (1.5 million metric tons).
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.

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