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Two GMO applications advance in Brazil

The Brazilian technical biosafety commission, the CTNBio’s, subcommittees have given green lights on two genetically modified products.

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Argentine Inase reports illegal GM cotton detections

The Argentine national seed institute, the Inase, has reported the detection of unapproved genetically modified cotton in Argentina.

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Advanta debuts weed control technology in Argentina

UPL seed business Advanta Seeds has launched its proprietary non-genetically modified imidazoline tolerance trait, igrowth, in Argentina.

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Brazil CTNBio OKs Syngenta GM maize for feed/food use

The Brazilian technical biosafety commission, the CTNBio, has recommended the approval of Syngenta’s stacked genetically modified insect-resistant and herbicide-tolerant (MZIR098) maize for use in food and feed.

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Brazil CTNBio OKs Dow GM cotton

The Brazilian technical biosafety commission, the CTNBio, has recommended the commercial approval of Dow Agrosciences’ (part of DowDuPont) genetically modified stacked herbicide-tolerant (DAS81910) cotton.

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Argentine Ministry updates GMO trials regulations

The Argentine Ministry of Agribusiness has updated the procedures for field trials and of release in greenhouses of genetically modified organisms.

Argentina Policy & Regulation

Burkina Faso OKs release of anti-malaria GM mosquitoes

The Burkina Faso government has approved the release of genetically modified mosquitoes for the control of malaria.

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EFSA checks extra data for GM soybean and carnation lines

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has confirmed that previous positive safety conclusions for a genetically modified soybean line and a GM carnation are not changed by new nucleic acid sequencing data and updated bioinformatics information.


Corteva launches PowerCore Ultra maize in Brazil

DowDuPont’s agricultural business, Corteva Agriscience, has launched its genetically modified herbicide-tolerant and insect-resistant PowerCore Ultra (MON89034xTC1507xNK603xMIR162) maize in Brazil.
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US Court rules on CRISPR patent dispute

A US appeals court has ended a legal dispute over the patent rights to the gene editing tool CRISPR-Cas9.
United States Legal

EU decisions delayed on three GM crop import approvals

Decisions on a new approval of a genetically modified maize line and two renewals for maize and oilseed rape lines have been delayed after votes among EU member states were either indecisive or failed to take place.
Europe EU

Agrow Awards 2018 shortlist released

The finalists for the Agrow Awards 2018, the tenth instalment of the coveted awards, have been revealed with the release of this year’s shortlist.
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