Crop Biotech Update

USDA Gain Report: EU

August 27, 2010

The European Union's status on Biotechnology: GE Plants and Animals has been released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture Foreign Agricultural Service. The 33-page report noted that the EU remains a major importer and consumer of biotech products particularly soybean and corn for animal feed and human food. The EU food chain supply may weaken due to European authorities "absence of tolerance" of biotech events approved and commercially grown outside the EU but not approved in the EU.

For the full report visit http://gain.fas.usda.gov/Recent%20GAIN%20Publications/Biotechnology%20-%20GE%20Plants%20and%20Animals_Paris_EU-27_7-23-2010.pdf