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EU Commission free to sign off GM soybean and maize approvals

The European Commission is free to sign off its proposed new approval of a genetically modified soybean line and the renewed approval of a GM maize line after EU member states failed again to reach a majority view on the crops. 

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EFSA clears Syngenta's six-stack GM maize

ChemChina subsidiary Syngenta’s application for EU food and feed use approval of its six-trait genetically modified maize has passed the risk assessment by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).

EFSA Syngenta

USDA mulls BASF GM canola deregulation

The USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service is considering the deregulation of BASF's genetically modified herbicide-tolerant and altered oil content LBFLFK canola.


MEPs object to two more GM crop approvals

Proposed approvals for the import of products from a genetically modified soybean line and a GM maize line should be withdrawn, say members of the European Parliament.

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EFSA rejects complaint over GM maize approval

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) says that no new evidence has been submitted to justify a complaint about the positive EU risk assessment of a genetically modified stacked-trait maize.

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Ten Brazilian state soy grower assocs join lawsuit on Intacta patent

Soybean farmers in ten Brazilian states have filed to join a legal petition with growers from Mato Grosso state seeking to ensure that Bayer’s Crop Science division deposits royalties on genetically modified seed technology into an escrow account.

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EU Ombudsman says no maladministration in GM soybean approvals

EU Ombudsman Emily O’Reilly says that there was no maladministration when the European Commission granted import approvals to three genetically modified soybean lines in 2015.

Europe EU

Brazil Ag Ministry to rule on dicamba-tolerant technologies within 30 days

The Brazilian Ministry of Agriculture is to decide within 30 days whether to authorise use of genetically modified dicamba herbicide-resistant crops, according to national media reports.

BASF Bayer Crop Science

MEPs confirm objections to three GM lines

The European Parliament has adopted resolutions urging the European Commission to withdraw proposed import approvals for products from three genetically modified crop lines.

Europe EU

Argentina approves Corteva's PowerCore Ultra Enlist maize

Argentina has approved DowDuPont’s stacked herbicide-tolerant and insect-resistant genetically modified maize.

Argentina Herbicide Tolerance

Brazil provisionally Oks Syngenta stacked GM maize

Brazil has provisionally approved a Syngenta genetically modified stacked trait maize.

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USDA mulls deregulation of Verdeca's HB4 soybeans

The USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is considering the deregulation of Verdeca's genetically modified glufosinate-tolerant and high yielding IND-00410 (also designated as HB4) soybeans. 

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