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December 12, 2014
This report provides the latest status of consumption, regulation, public perception, research, development and production of genetically engineered crops in Japan.
November 26, 2014
In June 2014, FAS Bucharest and AgroBiotechRom Association, the voice of the biotech industry in Romania, organized another successful biotech outreach activity.
October 31, 2014
The German seed company KWS is starting a new biotech research center in Missouri.
October 31, 2014
The bill amending Pakistan’s 1976 Seed Act has cleared the first step of the legislative process.
October 31, 2014
On August 7, 2014, Taiwan’s Agriculture and Food Agency (AFA) of Council of Agriculture (COA) began screening for genetically engineered (GE) materials in organic soybeans.
October 31, 2014
Turkey's Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Livestock requires a government attestation that imports of enzymes and microorganisms are not obtained from genetic engineering.
October 30, 2014
Honduras allows commercial production and field trials of genetically engineered (GE) crops.
October 29, 2014
The Australian federal government is very supportive of biotechnology and has committed considerable long-term funding to research and development.
October 29, 2014
Morocco’s debate on biotechnology continues without much progress.
October 6, 2014
The Brazilian MY 2014/15 sugarcane crop is estimated at 619 mmt, down 5 mmt from MY 2013/14, mainly due to weather related problems in the center-southern producing region.
October 1, 2014
A record Brazilian soybean crop of 94 million metric tons (mmt) is forecast for the 2014/15 marketing year (MY) as a result of increased planted area.
September 29, 2014
Prime Minister Medvedev Interview on Food Embargo…. Duma Considers Draft Law Tightening Labeling Control of Genetically Engineered Products….
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.
September 24, 2014
Argentina continues to be the third largest producer of biotech crops after the United States and Brazil, producing 14 percent of the world´s total biotech crops.
September 18, 2014
The Philippines continues to be a regional leader in biotech research and commercialization, as well as a model for science-based and thorough GE regulatory policy.
September 16, 2014
The German Federal Cartel Office has imposed a fine for sausage price fixing in July 2014.
September 15, 2014
Since January 2014, the Burkinabe National Biosafety Agency (NBA) has been converting the status of the organization to a technical and scientific public institution (EPSET) for greater autonomy.
September 11, 2014
Continued interest expressed by farmers and agricultural scientists to improve agricultural output via biotechnology has not resulted in a legal framework for either testing or commercializing biotech
September 9, 2014
Following a near six month regulatory review, the Vietnam Minister of Agriculture signed the first four Certificates for Food and Feed Safety for four genetically modified corn traits.
September 8, 2014
Again, this year, Italy’s biotechnology industry is characterized as a dynamic and promising sector, despite the difficult economic situation that biotech companies have to confront on a daily basis.