GM Approval Updates

June 27, 2018 Australia approved the two new safflower (Carthamus tinctorius) events, Event 26 and Event 40, for commercial release. Both events have high oleic acid composition (PQ).
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.
June 7, 2018 Argentina approved the alfalfa event KK179 x J101 (HT + PQ) and the soybean event MON87708 x MON89788 (stacked HT) for commercial use.
June 18, 2018 Taiwan approved the soybean event MON87708 x MON89788 x A5547-127 (stacked HT) for food use.
June 13, 2018 Ethiopia approved the GM cotton Event1 (IR) for commercial release. This is the first time the country has approved a GM crop.
June 6, 2018 Swaziland approved the GM cotton Event1 (IR) for commercial release. This is the first GM approval granted by Swaziland.
May 22, 2018 Malaysia approved the canola event 73496 (HT) and the maize events MZIR098 (HT + IR) and MON87427 (HT) for food and feed use.
May 29, 2018 South Korea approved the maize event MON89034 x TC1507 x NK603 x MIR162 (HT + IR) and the soybean events DAS81419 x DAS44406 (HT + IR) and MON87708 x MON89788 x A5547-127 (stacked HT) for feed use.
May 25, 2018 Australia and New Zealand approved the new cotton event GHB811 (stacked HT) for food use. The new event has tolerance to glyphosate- and isoxaflutole-based herbicides.
May 24, 2018 USA approved Golden Rice (PQ) for food use.
May 17, 2018 Argentina approved the maize event MON87427 x MON89034 x MIR162 x MON87411 (HT x IR) for commercial use.
May 10, 2018 Japan approved three new stacked soybean events for food use in late February: DP305423 x MON89788 (HT + PQ), DP305423 x MON87708 (HT + PQ), and DP305423 x MON87708 x MON89788 (HT + PQ).
April 20, 2018 Canada approved the sugarcane event CTB141175 (IR) for food use.
March 23, 2018 Brazil approved the soybean events DP305423 (PQ) and DP305423 x GTS 40-3-2 (HT + PQ) for food and feed use, and the event MON87751 x MON87701 x MON87708 x MON89788 (HT + IR) for commercial use.
March 22, 2018 Canada approved the new event Golden Rice (PQ) for food use. This new event possesses enhanced provitamin A content in its grains.
March 15, 2018 Singapore approved the maize event 5307 (IR) and the soybean event FG72 (stacked HT) for food use.
March 6, 2018 Argentina approved the soybean event FG72 x A5547-127 (stacked HT) and the maize events 5307 x MIR604 x Bt11 x TC1507 x GA21 x MIR162 (HT + IR) and MON89034 x TC1507 x NK603 x DAS40278 (HT + IR) for commercial use.
February 28, 2018 South Korea approved the alfalfa event KK179 x J101 (HT + PQ) for food use.
February 15, 2018 Malaysia approved the Innate potato event E12 (stacked PQ) for food and feed use.
February 14, 2018 Australia approved the cotton event COT102 (IR) for commercial cultivation.
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