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January 17, 2018
The Government of Senegal is in the process of approving a new biosafety law, which currently includes language for an expedited approval process.
January 16, 2018
On January 18, 2018, an Advocate General of the Court of Justice of the EU (ECJ) is expected to publish his legal opinion clarifying how certain innovative plant breeding techniques....
January 2, 2018
The Biosafety Law, 2012 contains information on the biotechnology approval process in Burkina Faso for GE products developed domestically or by a third country.
December 30, 2017
Brazil is the second largest producer of biotech crops in the world.
December 29, 2017
China is the largest importer of genetically engineered crops and one of the largest producers of GE cotton in the world, yet it has not approved any major GE food or feed crops for cultivation.
December 29, 2017
On June 29, 2017, the Government of the Russian Federation issued Resolution No. 770 “On Amending the Resolution of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 839 of September 23, 2013”.
December 29, 2017
The EU’s complex and lengthy policy framework for biotechnology slows down and limits research, development, production and imports.
December 29, 2017
In 2016, estimates for Vietnam’s growing areas of biotech crop (corn) were at 35,000 ha, accounting for about 3 percent of the total cultivated corn area.
December 29, 2017
Ethiopia completed its second round of Bt cotton confined field trials in 2017 and commercialization is expected within the next couple of years.
December 29, 2017
Ever since Turkey published its Biosafety Law and implementing regulations in 2010, this legislation has continued to disrupt trade and Turkey’s domestic agriculture and food sectors.
December 29, 2017
On April 30, 2008, El Salvador abolished Article 30 of the Planting Seed Law that required imported seeds to have a phytosanitary certificate with an additional declaration stating that the seeds....
December 29, 2017
There was one notable change in Kazakhstan over the last year with regard to genetically engineered (GE) products.
December 29, 2017
Biotech products can be produced in Chile only for reproduction and research purposes.
December 28, 2017
Kuwait, Oman, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates (GCC-4), covered by Office of Agricultural Affairs in Dubai, permit the importation of genetically engineered (GE) food products of plant origin.
December 28, 2017
There is no agricultural genetically engineered product development for commercialization purposes in Algeria. The Ministry of Agriculture’s decree of December 24, 2000....
December 28, 2017
On June 1, 2017, Ecuador’s National Assembly approved the “Organic Law on Agrobiodiversity, Seeds and Promotion of Sustainable Agriculture.”
December 28, 2017
In February 2017, Korea implemented new biotech labeling requirements for any food with detectable biotech ingredients. In May 2017, the National Seed Management Agency (NSMA) found....
December 28, 2017
Diligence on the part of local researchers and concerted efforts by various stakeholders in Ghana are yielding tangible results as the country is on the verge of commercializing its....
December 28, 2017
In September 2017, the Honduras National Service of Food Safety, Animal and Plant Health (SENASA) published a new decree to regulate the National Committee of Biotechnology and....
December 28, 2017
Court injunctions against genetically engineered (GE) corn trials continue to affect Mexican producers and the scientific community, as field trails of GE corn are suspended.

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