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EU Commission free to OK two GM soybean lines

The European Commission is free to sign off proposed approvals for the import of two genetically modified herbicide-tolerant soybean lines, after EU member states failed for the second time to return a qualified majority vote on the proposals.
EU European Commission

MEPs back call to block Enlist soybeans

There should be no EU approval for imports of Dow AgroSciences’ (part of DowDuPont) genetically modified herbicide-tolerant Enlist (DAS68416) soybeans, says the European Parliament.
EU European Commission

Bayer readies Balance GT soybeans in US

Bayer’s Crop Science division and US biotechnology company M S Technologies (West Point, Iowa) have developed six genetically modified herbicide-tolerant Balance GT (FG72) soybean varieties for the US market. 
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Mycogen lines up 35 Enlist maize hybrids in US

Dow AgroSciences seed business Mycogen Seeds plans to offer 35 genetically modified herbicide-tolerant Enlist maize (DAS40278) hybrids in the US for the 2018 planting season. 
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Monsanto targets GM soybean expansion in US

Monsanto expects plantings of its genetically modified herbicide-tolerant Roundup Ready 2 Xtend (MON88708xMON89788) soybeans to account for about half of the US soybean area in 2018. 
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Syngenta seeks Australian OK for GM cotton

Syngenta (owned by ChemChina) has applied to the Australian Office of the Gene Technology Regulator (OGTR) to commercialise genetically modified insect-resistant COT102 cotton.

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Argentine GMO cargo inspections at 90% controls

The Argentine government-run grain shipment inspection programme that was agreed last year to identify the presence of Monsanto technology is hitting 90% control levels.

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Brazil CTNBio OKs Dow GM soybeans

Brazil has provisionally approved the sale and use of a Dow AgroSciences’ genetically modified soybean line. 
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Canada OKs Innate II potatoes

US agribusiness company J R Simplot has received approval from Health Canada and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency for its second-generation genetically modified Innate potatoes. 
Canada CFIA

EFSA clears new DNA data on two GM soybeans

New DNA sequencing information on two genetically modified herbicide-tolerant soybean lines, Monsanto’s Roundup Ready and DuPont’s Optimum GAT (305423), does not change their previous positive EU safety assessments, says the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).
EU European Commission

Turkey OKs GMOs for use in feed

Turkey has approved three genetically modified soybean lines and one maize line for use in feed.

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Syngenta gains Enlist E3 licence

Dow AgroSciences and US biotechnology company M S Technologies (West Point, Iowa) have granted a non-exclusive licence to Syngenta (owned by ChemChina) for the use of the Enlist E3 (DAS44406) trait in genetically modified soybeans. 
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