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EU approval decision on Syngenta maize left to Commission

A final decision on approving food and feed use of a genetically modified stacked-trait maize from ChemChina subsidiary Syngenta has been left to the European Commission after an appeal committee could not agree on the proposed authorisation. 

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MEPs support objections to GM crop import approvals

The European Parliament has urged the European Commission to drop plans to approve food and feed use of two new genetically modified maize lines and renew the approval of a GM soybean line.

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Argentina approves stacked GM maize

Argentina has granted approval of a Bayer Crop Science division legacy company Monsanto stacked event genetically modified maize line.

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Brazil CTNBio approves CTC's GM cane

The Brazilian technical biosafety commission, the CTNBio, has recommended the approval of Brazilian company Centro de Tecnologia Canavieira’s (CTC - Piracicaba) GM insect-resistant sugar cane (CTC93209).

Insect Resistance

US lawsuit challenges reversal of neonic/GM crop ban in wildlife refuges

US environmentalists have filed a lawsuit challenging the Trump administration's decision to reverse a 2014 ban on the use of neonicotinoid insecticides and the cultivation of genetically modified crops in national wildlife refuges. 

United States Insecticides

Env MEPs object to three GM maize and soybean approvals

The European Parliament’s Environment Committee has objected to planned approvals of two new genetically modified maize lines and the renewed approval of a GM soybean line.

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Phase-out period extended for old GM oilseed rape lines in EU

The European Commission has added a three-year extension to the phase-out period for traces of three genetically modified oilseed rape lines that are no longer marketed.

Europe EU

InterGrain debuts imidazolinone-tolerant hay oats

The Australian cereal seed company, InterGrain (Bibra Lake, Western Australia), has introduced the world's first imidazolinone herbicide-tolerant hay oat variety.

Australia Herbicide Tolerance

EU approval decision delayed for Syngenta maize

The proposed EU approval of a genetically modified six-trait maize from ChemChina subsidiary Syngenta has been referred for a second vote after EU member states failed to agree on whether to accept the approval. 

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Approval decisions on two GMOs referred back to EU Commission

The European Commission has been left to sign off its own proposals to approve two genetically modified maize lines after EU member states failed for a second time to reach a majority vote in favour. 

Europe EU

Brazil CTNBio seeks views Dow GM cotton approval

The Brazilian national technical biosafety commission, the CTNBio, has requested opinions on its provisional approval of a stacked insect-resistant and herbicide-tolerant genetically modified cotton.

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ECJ rejects second challenge to EU approval of Intacta soybeans

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has dismissed a second request for a more detailed review of the EU import approval of Bayer legacy company Monsanto's genetically modified insect-resistant and glyphosate herbicide-tolerant Intact RR 2 Pro (MON87701xMON89788) soybeans.

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