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Crop Biotech Update

Brazil Expected to Release GE Sugarcane in 2017

December 7, 2016

Genetically engineered (GE) sugarcane will soon hit the markets in Brazil, according to the Sugarcane Technology Center CEO, Gustavo Leite. He said that the first variety of GE sugarcane will be commercially available in early 2017. The approval of the GE crop will come from the National Technical Biosafety Commission (CNTBio), which is responsible for regulating the research and commercial use of the crop.

Read more at the Genetic Literacy Project.