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October 13, 2018
France has no commercial production or field trials of genetically engineered (GE) crops.
October 13, 2018
The Czech Republic maintains a scientific approach towards agricultural biotechnology.
October 13, 2018
Public rejection of genetically engineered (GE) plants in Germany is widespread; there is no commercial GE crop production and practically no foods labeled as Genetically Modified Organisms....
October 13, 2018
With the absence of any legislation regulating testing or approval of biotechnology events in Kazakhstan, leaders rely on Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) regulations for guidance.
October 13, 2018
Croatia is a net food importer and the government policy is geared towards raising agricultural productivity and, to a lesser extent, controlling imports.
October 1, 2018
On September 19, 2018, the “Research Sub-Committee for Genetically Modified Food” of Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare held its first public discussion on the handling of food products...
September 28, 2018
This report contains the unofficial translation of the phytosanitary control procedures for seed potato imports.
September 27, 2018
On August 29, 2018, the “Advisory Panel on Genetically Modified Organisms” of Japan’s Ministry of Environment held its second meeting to review recommendations made by the expert committee....
August 27, 2018
On August 20, 2018, Japan’s Ministry of Environment (MOE) held its second technical meeting to discuss the handling of genome editing technology under the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety.
August 15, 2018
On August 7, 2018, Japan’s Ministry of Environment (MOE) committee met for the first time to discuss handling of genome editing technology under the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety.
August 10, 2018
Due to the government’s efforts to protect agricultural exports to China, over facilitating the entry of new technology, only two genetically engineered events (GE) received final approval in 2017....
August 2, 2018
The Polish Ministry of Agriculture (MinAg) issued new draft labeling voluntary standards for food products free from genetic engineering (GE), including for animal products derived from livestock....
July 27, 2018
On July 25, 2018, the Court of Justice of the European Union issued its judgment that organisms created through many newer genome editing techniques are to be regulated....
July 5, 2018
The Polish Ministry of Agriculture (MinAg) prepared a draft amendment to the 2006 Feed Act, postponing the 2006 legislation’s ban of genetically engineered (GE) feed ingredients....
July 4, 2018
Since acreage devoted to genetically engineered (GE) crop production peaked in 2008, Slovak farmers and politicians have gradually turned their backs on agricultural biotechnology.
July 2, 2018
Dr. Victor Agyeman, Director-General of Ghana’s Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, the nation’s leading research institute, endorsed the use of modern biotechnology in an interview....
June 27, 2018
On April 19, 2018, the Italian District Court of Udine acquitted Giorgio Fidenato, President of the Federated Farmers Association of the charge of having cultivated GE maize....
June 27, 2018
On March 21, 2018, the Italian Council for Agricultural Research and Analysis of Agrarian Economy (CREA) received the Human Resources Excellence in Research award.
June 18, 2018
In May, the Ethiopian Ministry of Environment approved Bt cotton – the country’s first biotech crop – for cultivation.
April 23, 2018
India notified its 2018 draft labeling and display regulations and invited comments from the World Trade Organization (WTO) members.