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Brazil CTNBio OKs CTC's GM sugar cane

The Brazilian national technical biosafety commission, the CTNBio, has recommended the commercial approval of Brazilian company Centro de Tecnologia Canavieira’s (CTC - Piracicaba) genetically modified insect-resistant sugar cane (CTC91087).

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Ugandan Parliament OKs amended GMO bill

The Ugandan Parliament has passed a bill that would facilitate the development and application of genetically modified crops in the country.

Uganda Output Traits

More EU indecision on GM crop approvals

Three proposals to approve products derived from genetically modified maize and cotton lines have failed to gain a majority opinion from EU member states. 

EU Input Traits

EFSA confirms safety assessment of LibertyLink soybeans

The availability of new data on Bayer’s Crop Science division’s genetically modified LibertyLink (A2704-12) soybeans does not change the original conclusions that the line is safe for use, says the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA). 


Nigeria approves Bt cotton

The Nigerian Ministry of Science and Technology has approved genetically modified insect-resistant Bt cotton.

Nigeria Input Traits

Tanzania bans GM crop trials

Tanzania has issued a ban on all trials on genetically modified crops.

Tanzania Policy & Regulation

Australia approves Monsanto/Bayer GM canola tests

The Australian Office of the Gene Technology Regulator (OGTR) has approved a request from Monsanto (now owned by Bayer) to conduct field tests of genetically modified dicamba herbicide-tolerant canola.

Australia OGTR

Sth Africa rejects stacked HT/IR/drought-res GM maize

South African government has rejected an application for the commercial use of Bayer legacy company Monsanto’s triple stacked genetically modified herbicide-tolerant, insect-resistant and stress tolerant (MON87460xMON89034xNK603) maize.


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Bayer unveils Intacta 2 Xtend soy in Brazil

Bayer’s Crop Science division is presenting its latest genetically modified soybean technology in Brazil.


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EFSA safety clearance for GM soybean and cotton renewals

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has concluded positive safety assessments of applications to renew EU approvals of two genetically modified soybean and cotton lines.

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Brazil CTNBio approves Bayer stacked GM cotton

The Brazilian technical biosafety commission, the CTNBio, has recommended the approval of Bayer’s Crop Science division’s genetically modified stacked herbicide-tolerant and insect-resistant TwinLink Vipcot (T304xGHB119xCOT102) cotton.


Bayer Crop Science Product Approvals

Study finds GM Intacta positive impact on Sth Am environment

Bayer has cited a five-year study showing reduced greenhouse gas emissions and “overall” environmental impact from legacy company Monsanto’s genetically modified herbicide-tolerant and insect-resistant Intacta (MON87701xMON89788) soybeans in South America.


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