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Plant Biotechnology Patent Watch Q3 2017

During the third quarter of 2017, a total of 48 patent applications from 26 different assignees were published covering genetically modified plants and methods of producing them.
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Spanish Bt maize growers celebrate 20 years

Spanish maize growers typically plant 36% of their crop with genetically modified insect-resistant Bt maize.
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Albaugh to launch two HT wheat varieties in 2018

The US agrochemical and specialty chemical company, Albaugh (Ankeny, Iowa), is to launch in 2018 the first two varieties based on the herbicide-tolerant wheat production system, CoAxium.
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Argentine Senasa OKs three GMOs as safe for food and feed

Argentina has approved a further three unnamed genetically modified crops as safe for use in food and feed.

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Australia seeks comments on proposed GM cotton approval

Syngenta’s proposed release of its genetically modified insect-resistant COT102 cotton in Australia would pose negligible risk to human health and safety or to the environment.
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Soy growers challenge Monsanto Intacta Brazil patent

Soybean growers in Brazil have filed a lawsuit seeking to cancel Monsanto’s patent on its genetically modified glyphosate-tolerant and insect-resistant Intacta RR2 Pro (MON87701xMON89788) soybean technology.

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Paraguay approves stacked-trait maize and cotton

Paraguay has approved the commercial release of two more genetically modified crops, Paraguayan animal and plant health inspection Service, the Senave, reports.
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US FDA considers ways to educate public on GMO benefits

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) last week held the first of two public meetings to gather advice about how to spend $3 million to promote the benefits of agricultural biotechnology.

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Australia/NZ to OK Bayer's GM cotton

Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) has proposed the approval of food derived from Bayer Crop Science’s genetically modified herbicide-tolerant GHB811 cotton.

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Mexican authorities seize GM cotton field

Mexican authorities have seized control of a field of genetically modified cotton as a precautionary measure after detection of irregularities.

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Australian university seeks to test GM buffalo grass

The Australian RMIT University (Melbourne, Victoria) has applied to the Australian Office of the Gene Technology Regulator (OGTR) to carry out small-scale field tests of genetically modified buffalo grass (Stenotaphrum secundatum). 
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Brazil MPs hold economic impacts of GMOs debate

Several Brazilian companies are developing genetically modified crops with a focus on tolerance to drought and flooding, due to climate change, on disease, insect and nematode resistance, and to improve productivity or nutritional value.
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