Spain: Agricultural Biotechnology Annual

Spain remains the largest grower of biotech corn in the European Union and a major consumer of genetically engineered soybean meal in animal feed. The country has traditionally defended a sciencebased approach to agricultural biotechnology. Technical experts ascribed to National Regulatory bodies have expressed their concerns regarding the difficulties of implementing the European Court of Justice (ECJ)’s decision on regulating new breeding techniques (NBTs). Stakeholders remain preoccupied over the negative impact the ECJ ruling may have on Spain’s research and agricultural competitiveness. 

Spain: Agricultural Biotechnology Annual