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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.
April 3, 2018
Turkey has revised its livestock genetics import requirements for 2018 and this year has focused on simplifying the import process.
March 29, 2018
Pakistan continues to make significant progress towards implementing a full-fledged biotechnology and seed regulatory structure that is expected to facilitate the introduction of new seed....
March 23, 2018
On March 14, 2018, Japan’s Consumer Affairs Agency held its tenth, and final, Expert Committee panel discussion for the review of Japan’s genetically engineered (GE) food labeling requirements.
March 19, 2018
In an extraordinary measure through the Gazette of India, the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare published a notification on March 12, 2018, fixing the maximum sale price for cotton seed....
March 7, 2018
The Consumer Affairs Agency’s expert committee is expected to conclude its review of Japan’s labeling requirements for genetically engineered foods at the end of March 2018.
March 6, 2018
Through Order #17, published on January 16, 2018, Ukraine established procedures required for state veterinary and safety examination of genetically engineered (GE) organisms.
February 13, 2018
The modern biotech sector in Bangladesh is advancing moderately through research on several crops with support from policymakers, regulators and development partners.
February 7, 2018
“Genome editing” has been singled out as an innovative biotechnology that is to be nurtured and supported by the UK government as it prepares to depart the EU.
February 5, 2018
On December 5, 2017, the Government of Japan (GOJ) ratified the “Nagoya-Kuala Lumpur Supplemental Protocol on Liability and Redress to the Cartagena Protocol on Biodiversity”....
January 30, 2018
On January 18, 2018, Advocate General (AG) Michal Bobek of the Court of Justice of the EU (ECJ) published his advisory legal opinion addressing whether and how organisms....
January 26, 2018
New labeling requirements for genetically engineered (GE) feeds and GE organisms that are used in feeds will enter into force on January 19, 2020.
January 19, 2018
The first commercial sales of products of a genetically engineered animal, the AquAdvantage salmon, occurred in Canada in 2017.
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.