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South Australia moves to lift GM crop ban

The South Australian government has introduced legislation aimed at lifting the moratorium on the cultivation of genetically modified crops on the mainland of the state by early next year. 

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EU signs off eight GM crop approvals

The European Commission has signed off approvals for eight genetically modified crop lines that had been stalled in the authorisation system for up to six months. 

Europe EU

Advanta expects igrowth to reshape global sorghum cultivation

UPL seed business Advanta Seeds has big plans for its non-genetically modified imidazolinone herbicide tolerance sorghum trait, igrowth.

UPL Herbicide Tolerance

Industry slams S Australian GM crops decision

The Australian industry association, CropLife Australia, has accused members of the upper house of the South Australian state Parliament, the Legislative Council, of "playing politics" in blocking a move by the state government to end the moratorium on the cultivation of genetically modified crops in mainland South Australia. 

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MEPs object to proposed approvals of four GM crops

The European Parliament has objected to European Commission proposals to approve the import of four genetically modified herbicide-tolerant maize, cotton and soybean lines. 

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Brazil GM crop area up 3%

The Brazilian agricultural area planted with genetically modified crops has risen by 2.6% to 53.1 million ha during the present season.
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Plant Biotechnology Patent Watch Q3 2019

During the third quarter of 2019, a total of 36 patent applications from 19 different assignees were published, covering genetically modified plants and methods of producing them.

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Lawsuit seeks to cancel EU approval of five-stack GM maize

The European Court of Justice has been asked to annul the EU import approval of a genetically modified stacked-trait maize line from Bayer legacy company Monsanto. 

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Paraguay approves Verdeca's GM HB4 soybeans

Paraguay has approved Verdeca's genetically modified glufosinate-tolerant and high yielding HB4 soybeans.

Paraguay Product Approvals

Monsanto wins Brazilian case on use of saved GM seed

Bayer's Monsanto business has won a Brazilian case against grower groups seeking the right to plant saved seed harvested from the company's genetically modified herbicide-tolerant Roundup Ready soybeans.

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EFSA safety clearance for Monsanto soybean stack

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has concluded that a genetically modified four-trait soybean line from Bayer legacy company Monsanto is as safe as its conventional counterpart.

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EFSA clears three GM maize approvals and renewals

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has given safety clearance for the EU approval of a genetically modified four-stack maize line and renewals of EU approvals of two GM maize traits. 

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