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Crop Biotech Update

Biotech Maize Area in Vietnam Expands to 92,000 Hectares

December 9, 2020

Biotech maize planting in Vietnam increased in 2019/2020. This is according to the USDA FAS Global Agricultural Information Network (GAIN) report on the status of agricultural biotechnology in Vietnam.

Biotech maize area reached 92,000 hectares in 2019/2020, while Fall Army Worm threats continued. A total of 45 certificates of food or feed approval have been released by Vietnam for biotech maize, soybeans, canola, sugar beets, alfalfa, and cotton. Of the 45, six cotton and two alfalfa products were approved for feed use only. The country continues to be a major importer of biotech crops and products which include soybeans, corn, distiller's dried grains with solubles (DDGS), soybean meal, and cotton.

Read more from the USDA FAS GAIN report.

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