Biotech Updates

Vietnam Requires Agbiotech Companies to Put up GM Corn Plants to Enter Market

September 2, 2015

Agri-biotech companies are required to invest in GM corn production plants in Vietnam in the next 4 to 5 years to get a license to sell the product in the country. This requirement was mentioned by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development in a circular as they are drafting guidelines to control GM crops in the country and avoid dependence on GM seed imports from other countries.

In March 2015, the Ministry allowed the commercial release of GM corn varieties NK66 BT, NK66 GT, and NK66 BT/GT developed by Syngenta. According to Syngenta, it would follow the requirement issued by the Ministry as part of its long-term investment in Vietnam.

Fore more information, read the article from Genetic Literacy Project.