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Monsanto seeks Canadian OK for MON88702 cotton

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency and Health Canada have notified receipt of an application from Monsanto for approval of its genetically modified insect-resistant MON88702 cotton. 
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Env MEPs object to two GM maize approvals

The European Commission should abandon proposals to approve two genetically modified maize lines, say resolutions passed by the European Parliament’s Environment Committee. 
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Colombian GM crop area dips in 2017

Colombian farmers planted some 95,117 ha of genetically modified crops in 2017, Colombian agrochemical association AgroBio reports.

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Monsanto presents Intacta 2 Xtend in Brazil

Monsanto intends to launch its second-generation version of its insect-resistant and glyphosate-tolerant Intacta RR 2 Pro (MON87701xMON89788) soybeans, Intacta 2 Xtend, in Brazil in 2020.

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Australia OKs Syngenta GM cotton line

The Australian Office of the Gene Technology Regulator (OGTR) has approved Syngenta’s genetically modified insect-resistant COT102 cotton. 
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Monsanto hails Bollgard 3 cotton in Australia

Monsanto’s genetically modified insect-resistant Bollgard 3 (MON15985xCOT102) cotton accounts for more than 95% of the 452,000 ha of cotton planted in Australia this season, according to the company.
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EFSA advice on GM feed assessments

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has issued a clarification for carrying out risk assessments on feed derived from genetically modified plants.


US tolerance exemption for Monsanto’s Bt cotton toxin

The US EPA has established a tolerance exemption for the Bt toxin, Cry51Aa2.834_16, as a plant-incorporated protectant in genetically modified cotton. 
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Australia OKs GM buffalo grass tests

The Australian Office of the Gene Technology Regulator (OGTR) concludes that proposed field tests on genetically modified buffalo grass (Stenatophrum secundatum) pose negligible risks to human health and the environment.
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Argentina approves two GMOs

Argentina approved two genetically modified crops late last year.

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EFSA guidance on GMO application process

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has issued administrative guidance on the principles it follows when processing applications for regulated products, including genetically modified crops.

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EU legal view exempts mutagenesis from GMO law

Plants produced by mutagenisis are “in principle” exempted from EU laws on genetically modified organisms if they do not involve the use of recombinant nucleic acid molecules, says Michal Bobek, Advocate General at the European Court of Justice (ECJ).
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