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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.
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.
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.
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has completed its assessment of Enogen (3272) maize from ChemChina subsidiary Syngenta, six years after the evaluation was stalled due to missing data on new proteins.
Paraguay has approved Verdeca's genetically modified glufosinate-tolerant and high yielding HB4 soybeans.
US technology company Cibus (San Diego, California) has reached significant milestones in the development of three non-genetically modified traits for canola.
The US agricultural technology company, Yield10 Bioscience (Woburn, Massachusetts) has entered into a research agreement with US agribusiness firm J R Simplot (Boise, Idaho) covering yield traits in potatoes.
The Australian Office of the Gene Technology Regulator (OGTR) has concluded that proposed tests of genetically modified microalgae (Nannochloropsis oceanica) pose negligible risks to human health and the environment.
The US Food and Drug Administration has cleared US Texas A&M University's genetically modified cotton with ultra-low levels of the toxin, gossypol, in its seed for food and feed use.
The global area planted with genetically modified crops grew by 1% to 191.7 million ha in 2018.
During the second quarter of 2019, a total of 47 patent applications from 19 different assignees were published covering genetically modified plants and methods of producing them.
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