FDA approves Brazilian GMO sugarcane

August 13, 2018 |

In Washington, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) concluded recently that raw and refined sugar produced from Brazil’s first genetically-modified sugarcane variety, called CTC20BT and developed by the CTC, is safe. The US FDA focused its safety assessment on sugar because it is the main sugarcane-derived product imported to the US from Brazil. In addition to sugar refining, the Brazilian sugarcane sector uses sugarcane by products domestically to produce ethanol fuel for vehicles and to burn to generate electricity.

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