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BASF/Kaiima to collaborate on herbicide tolerance trait discovery

BASF and Israeli plant genetics and breeding technology company Kaiima Bio-Agritech (Lower Galilee) have agreed a collaboration for the discovery of novel herbicide tolerance traits to develop new weed control systems.
Deals BASF

Syngenta gets Chinese import OK for Duracade maize

Syngenta has received Chinese import approval for its genetically modified insect-resistant Agrisure Duracade (5307) maize for use in food and feed.
China Syngenta

EU Commission free to approve Dow’s Enlist soybeans

The European Commission is free to go ahead with its proposed import approval for Dow AgroSciences’ genetically modified herbicide-tolerant Enlist (DAS68416) soybeans, after EU member states returned another “no opinion” on the GM line. 
EU European Commission

Env MEPs seek block on Dow’s Enlist soybeans

Members of the European Parliament’s Environment Committee are seeking to stop the proposed import approval of Dow AgroSciences’ genetically modified herbicide-tolerant Enlist (DAS68416) soybeans. 
EU European Parliament

EU goes ahead with import approvals for five GM crop lines

The European Commission has granted EU approvals for import and use in food and feed of five genetically modified crop lines. 
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EFSA positive assessment of Herculex RW renewal

A positive EU assessment of renewing the import approval of Dow AgroSciences/DuPont's genetically modified Herculex RW (59122) maize has been issued by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).

Kenyan MPs call for GMO trials to go ahead

The Kenyan Parliament’s Agriculture select committee has voted to allow trials of genetically modified maize.

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Syngenta ordered to pay US farmers $218 million in GMO dispute

A US jury has ordered Syngenta to pay $217.7 million to a certified class of more than 7,000 farmers in the US state of Kansas who claimed that the company had acted irresponsibly when it commercialised its genetically-modified insect-resistant Agrisure Viptera (MIR162) maize
United States Legal

Slow progress on updating EU GMO assessments

EU member states have agreed to spend more time considering proposed updates to environmental risk assessments of genetically modified organisms.
EU Policy & Regulation

EU states divided on import approval for Dow's Enlist soybeans

A proposed approval for the import into the EU of Dow AgroSciences’ genetically modified herbicide-tolerant Enlist (DAS68416) soybeans has failed to gain majority support from EU member states.
European Commission

US EPA OKs Monsanto’s SmartStax Pro

The US EPA has confirmed the approval of Monsanto’s genetically modified insect-resistant RNAi-based MON87411 maize for commercial planting. It is a component of Monsanto/Dow AgroSciences’ SmartStax Pro maize, which contains multiple traits for the above- and below-ground control of lepidopteran pests. 

Input Traits Monsanto

Dow plans Enlist maize launch

Dow AgroSciences plans to launch its genetically modified herbicide-tolerant Enlist maize (DAS40278) in the US and Canada for the 2018 growing season. The commercialisation decision follows the granting of import approval by the Chinese authorities. 
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