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EU approval decision on GM carnation passed back to Commission

A final decision on the EU approval of a genetically modified carnation line has been referred back to the European Commission after a second failure of EU member states to reach a consensus on authorisation.

Europe EU

No changes planned for EU GMO law after ECJ ruling on NBTs

The European Commission has no plans to propose new legislation on genetically modified organisms nor amendments for existing rules in response to last year’s ruling by the European Court of Justice (ECJ) on mutagenesis techniques in plant breeding.

Europe EU

Argentina nears GM wheat approval

Argentina is reportedly close to approving a genetically modified wheat line.

Output Traits Argentina

Australian university seeks to test GM chickpeas

The Australian Queensland University of Technology (Brisbane) has applied to the Australian Office of the Gene Technology Regulator (OGTR) to conduct field tests on genetically modified chickpeas.

Australia Stress tolerance & Yield

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

Tanzania bans GM crop trials

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

Tanzania Policy & Regulation

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.


South Africa Bayer Crop Science

EU GMO rules need scientific update, say EU advisers

New scientific knowledge and technical developments have made the EU GMO registration Directive (2001/18) “no longer fit for purpose” and it should be revised to bring it up to date, says the European Commission’s group of chief scientific advisors from its Scientific Advisory Mechanism (SAM) service.

Europe EU

Corteva and FMC best placed in Agrow Awards

DowDuPont’s agriculture business, Corteva Agriscience, and FMC each featured as award winners in three categories of the 11th Agrow Awards at a prestigious ceremony in London, UK last night.

M&A Operations

Australian university seeks to test GM wheat

The Australian University of Melbourne has applied to the country's Office of the Gene Technology Regulator (OGTR) to field test genetically modified wheat with altered iron uptake, transport and bioavailability.

Australia Altered content

EU Ombudsman to investigate soybean approvals

The European Ombudsman is to investigate a complaint about three genetically modified soybean lines approved for import in 2015, says anti-GMO group TestBiotech. 


EU Input Traits

Indian Supreme Court asks govt to clarify stand on GM mustard

The Indian Supreme Court has asked the central government to clarify its stand on the field trials of genetically modified high-yielding Dhara Mustard Hybrid 11 (DMH-11) within two weeks.

India Stress tolerance & Yield
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