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Crop Biotech Update

FDA Approves Sugar from Brazil's Bt Sugarcane

August 15, 2018

The United States Food and Drug Administration (US FDA) has concluded that raw and refined sugar from genetically engineered insect resistant sugarcane CTC175-A developed by the Centro de Tecnologia Canavieira (CTC) in Brazil are as safe as raw and refined sugar derived from conventional sugarcane varieties.

The US FDA's Biotechnology Consultation states that the "raw and refined sugar derived from its sugarcane borer-resistant variety CTC175-A are not materially different in composition from raw and refined sugar from other sugarcane varieties grown, marketed, and consumed."

For more details, read the Biotechnology Consultation file.