Agricultural Biotechnology

01 Aug 2017

GN-2017-212 GMO - Update on approval of GM soyabean staked trait 305423 x 40-3-2

GMO - Update on approval of GM soyabean staked trait 305423 × 40-3-2 There has been an application submitted for the authorization of the above GM soya event in the EU for food and feed uses, import and processing. Each of the single... more

17 May 2017

GN-2017-143 European Parliament (Plenary) Calls to halt GM maize and cotton import

Following on from our circular 132/2017, today, a Press release confirms that EU MEPs objected to EU Commission plans to authorise imports of products made from genetically modified maize and cotton which are herbicide-resistant, DAS-40278-9 mai... more

08 May 2017

GN-2017-132 GMO: EU Parliament non binding motion against approval of GM maize and cotton events

For information on GMO approvals: Last week, the EU Parliament's ENVI committee adopted two non binding resolutions backed by MEPs from all major groups to retract plans to place  products containing the GM maize and cotton events on the... more

30 Mar 2017

GN-2017-089 India: Extension of derogation on Methyl Bromide (MBr) Fumigation confirmed

Following our last circular, the Ministry of Agriculture have published today a memorandum confirming the extension of the derogation relaxing the fumigation regulation for imports of agrcultural products. The relaxation of the rules allowing MB... more

24 Mar 2017

GN-2017-085 India: Extension of derogation on Methyl Bromide (MBr) Fumigation

Following today's meeting with the Indian Ministry of Agriculture, we understand that the Indian authorities have agreed a further extension of the derogation on Methyl Bromide fumigation for a further 3 months, beyond 31 March 2017. During... more