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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 29, 2017
The growing hypermarket, supermarket and minimarket sectors offer significant opportunities for U.S. food products.
December 29, 2017
Export prices declined 1 to 2 percent due to a lack of new inquiries and the weakening of the Thai baht.
December 29, 2017
Export prices remain unchanged as a result of the lack of rice trading during the year-end holiday season.
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.
December 28, 2017
This addendum accompanies the 2017 Agricultural Biotechnology Annual, and lists 2017 capacity building and/or outreach activities that relate to plant and animal biotechnologies.
December 27, 2017
On December 15, 2017, the South African Revenue Services (SARS) announced that it will start to collect sugar tax from all sweetened beverages, excluding 100% fruit juices....
December 27, 2017
On December 12, 2017, Higino de Marrule was appointed as Agriculture Minister of Mozambique.
December 27, 2017
The Ministry of Finance office of the Central Board of Excise and Customs announced a 30 percent tariff on the importation of chickpeas (Chana/Garbanzos/Vigna spp. and Phaseolus spp.)....

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