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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 March 21, 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 (March 23, 2018): Brazil approved the soybean events DP305423 (PQ), DP305423 x GTS 40-3-2 (HT + PQ), and MON87751 x MON87701 x MON87708 x MON89788 (HT + IR) for commercial use.


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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.

ISAAA in 2017: Accomplishment Report

This report highlights the programs implemented by ISAAA through the Global Knowledge Center on Crop Biotechnology, and its regional centers SEAsiaCenter and AfriCenter.

Pocket K No. 55: Biotech-improved Animals

This mini publication presents GE animals that have been developed to address various concerns such as disease spread, food production, and environmental pollution. Examples of GE animals discussed were GM mosquito, GE salmon, glowing fish, eco-friendly pig, and bird flu-resistant chicken.

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

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