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Crop Biotech Update

What is the latest on crop biotechnology? Find out the latest world developments in crop biotechnology that are of relevance to developing countries. The Crop Biotech Update features concise news every week.

Read the July 11, 2018 issue


Also available: Biofuels Supplement (January 31, 2018)

GM Approval Database

ISAAA presents an easy to use database of Biotech/GM crop approvals for various biotechnology stakeholders. It features the Biotech/GM crop events and traits that have been approved for commercialization and planting and/or for import for food and feed use with a short description of the crop and the trait.

Latest update (July 4, 2018): South Korea approved the maize events Bt11 x MIR162 x MON89034 (HT + IR) and Bt11 x MIR162 x MIR604 x MON89034 x 5307 x GA21 (HT + IR) for feed us in late May 2018.


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ISAAA Philippines Accomplishment Report for 2017

This report highlights the knowledge sharing initiatives and support to technology transfer initiated by ISAAA and the SEARCA Biotechnology Information Center for Philippine stakeholders.

ISAAA SEAsiaCenter in 2017

ISAAA SEAsiaCenter released a report about the programs implemented in 2017 which focused on science communication, technology transfer support, advancing regulations, and capacity building.

Pocket K No. 56 Substantial Equivalence of GM and Non-GM Crops

One of the primary requirements in commercializing a genetically modified (GM) crop is the proof of its substantial equivalence with its non-GM counterpart. In other words, substantial equivalence means that a new product such as a GM crop must be the same as the non-GM crop except for the traits that were enhanced, added, or removed through genetic engineering.

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Agricultural Biotechnology (A Lot More than Just GM Crops)

The booklet discusses in detail and in simple language agricultural biotechnology as it compares with conventional breeding, the agricultural biotechnology tools used in crops such as tissue culture and micropropagation, molecular breeding and marker-assisted selection, and genetic engineering and GM crops. A section on Answers to Frequently Asked Questions for food safety and environmental issues was also included to clarify important public concerns.

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Pocket K

Pocket K

Pocket Ks are Pockets of Knowledge, packaged information on crop biotechnology products and related issues available at your fingertips.

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