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EFSA opens public consultation on gene drives

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has launched a public consultation on its draft scientific opinion on the assessment of genetically modified insects with synthetically engineered gene drives.

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Dabei Nong Biotechnology's GM maize receives Chinese biosafety certificate

Chinese company Beijing Dabei Nong Biotechnology has received a biosafety certificate from the Ministry of Agriculture for its genetically modified glyphosate herbicide-tolerant maize (DBN 9936).

Herbicide Tolerance China

Bayer highlights crop protection pipeline

Bayer's Crop Science division highlights a new herbicide active ingredient in the latest update of its agrochemical, trait and digital farming pipeline.

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GMO adoption cuts herbicide/insecticide use by 19% in Colombia since 2003

The adoption of genetically modified crops in Colombia since 2003 has reduced insecticide and herbicide spraying by 779.4 tonnes of active ingredient, a drop of 19%, according to a study from UK consultancy PG Economics.

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French court rules mutagenesis as subject to GMO laws

France’s highest court, the Conseil d’État (council of state), has ruled that plants bred through mutagenesis must be subject to the regulations relating to genetically modified organisms.

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Brazil CTNBio approves Corteva stacked GM maize

The Brazilian technical biosafety commission, the CTNBio, has approved the sale and use of Corteva Agriscience's genetically modified herbicide-tolerant NK603xT25xDAS40278 maize.

Corteva Agriscience CTNBio

Corteva to ramp up Enlist E3 soybean production

Corteva Agriscience is to ramp up production of its genetically modified herbicide-tolerant Enlist E3 soybeans for US and Canadian growers over the next five years.

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Decision on triple-stack soybean approval returned to EU Commission

A decision on a proposed EU approval to import a genetically modified triple-stack soybean line has been left to the European Commission after EU member states failed to reach a majority opinion for or against the approval. 

Europe EU

EFSA safety clearance for SYHT0H2 herbicide-tolerant soybeans

The European Food Safety Agency (EFSA) has concluded that there are no health or environmental concerns over the import of ChemChina subsidiary Syngenta and BASF’s genetically modified glufosinate- and mesotrione-tolerant SYHT0H2 soybeans (originally developed by Syngenta and Bayer).

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Plant Biotechnology Patent Watch Q4 2019

During the fourth quarter of 2019, a total of 46 patent applications from 25 assignees were published covering genetically modified plants and methods of producing them.

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South Australia lifts GM crop ban

The Australian state of South Australia has lifted its moratorium on the cultivation of genetically modified crops on the mainland of the state while maintaining the ban on Kangaroo Island.

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Bayer delays Bollgard III RR Flex cotton launch in Brazil

Bayer's Crop Science division has delayed the launch of its genetically modified Bollgard 3 RR Flex cotton in Brazil due to concerns over disputed patent rights for an earlier generation product.

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