Tag: GMO

Open EU biodiesel market to Canadian GMO canola, says group

Open EU biodiesel market to Canadian GMO canola, says group

December 21, 2011 |

In Canada, Dutch-based Control Union says Europe’s burgeoning biodiesel market could be open to Canada’s canola producers. Though Canada’s GMO canola can’t be used for human use, it could be used for biodiesel production, which could open a new market opportunity for farmers.

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Monsanto files for pre-launch USDA OK on soybean trait

Monsanto files for pre-launch USDA OK on soybean trait

October 9, 2011 |

In California, Mendel Biotechnology announced that a regulatory petition by Monsanto Company was made recently to the USDA for soybean plants containing Mendel’s leading yield gene. The filing is a key part of the regulatory path as the trait moves closer to commercial launch. Approval of the petition is one of the final milestones needed […]

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Avjet Biotech licenses NC State technology for GMO microalgae

Avjet Biotech licenses NC State technology for GMO microalgae

[ 0 ] April 20, 2011 |

In North Carolina, Avjet Biotech, Inc. (ABI), a leading developer of small distributive refining systems in the 10 to 15 million gallon per year range and parent company of Red Wolf Refining, has announced that it has concluded a license agreement to secure exclusive rights to a technology portfolio developed at NC State University for […]

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Chinese legislation proposed to regulate genetically modified food crops

Chinese legislation proposed to regulate genetically modified food crops

[ 0 ] December 29, 2010 |

In China, legislation has been proposed in the National People’s Congress to regulate the import, export, development and research of genetically modified food crops. The NPC is expected to pass a draft grain security law in 20011, as well, following up on reports of illegal GMO rice being sold in the country. Last year, the […]

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ISAAA chief said biotech crops only way out of global poverty, food crises

ISAAA chief said biotech crops only way out of global poverty, food crises

[ 0 ] September 17, 2010 |

In Canada, Dr. Clive James, executive director of the International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-Biotech Applications (ISAAA), said that “In the next 50 years, the global population will consume two times as much food as humans have consumed since the beginning of agriculture 10,000 years ago,” in a keynote at the Agricultural Biotechnology International […]

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