Crop Biotech Update weekly summary of world developments in agri-biotech for developing countries, produced by the Global Knowledge Center on Crop Biotechnology, International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-biotech Applications SEAsiaCenter (ISAAA).en-usWed, 29 Jun 2022 17:00:00 +0800African Farmers to Gain Economic Benefits From Having Efficient Regulatory Systems -Experts International Food Policy Research Institute and economists from Tanzania, Nigeria, Uganda, and Ghana analyzed the expected economic benefits from the adoption of genetically modified (GM) crops in five sub-Saharan African countries. The results of their study show that substantial economic benefits are gained by both farmers and consumers from...Wed, 29 Jun 2022 17:00:00 +0800AfricaUS FDA Favorably Concludes HB4® Wheat Food and Feed Safety Evaluation Crop Solutions has announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has concluded its evaluation of the company´s proprietary drought tolerant HB4® Wheat.According to Bioceres, after reviewing all the safety and regulatory information submitted, the FDA has concluded that it has no further questions regarding the safety of HB4® W...Wed, 29 Jun 2022 17:00:00 +0800AmericasBohol Governor Invites Biotech Experts to Showcase GM Crop Benefits to Farmers ISAAA's latest webinar, Bohol Governor Aries Aumentado expressed his interest in having biotech experts talk more about the benefits of genetically modified (GM) crops and how they can be planted to co-exist with organic plants in areas such as Bohol and Negros Occidental where organic farming is championed. Providing insights to Filipino fa...Wed, 29 Jun 2022 17:00:00 +0800Asia and the PacificWorkshop to Explore Policy Considerations for Gene Editing in Asia and Australia Inc., BioTrust Global, the Malaysian Biotechnology Information Center, Murdoch University, and the National Seed Association Malaysia will hold the workshop Policy Considerations for Gene Editing: The Asian and Australian Perspective from August 23 to 25, 2022 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.The workshop aims to:raise awareness among stakeholders t...Wed, 29 Jun 2022 17:00:00 +0800Asia and the PacificEFSA Releases Assessment of New Sequencing Information for GM Cotton DAS-24236-5 × DAS-21Ř23-5 European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) Panel on genetically modified organisms (GMO Panel) has published their risk assessment of new sequencing information for genetically modified (GM) stacked cotton DAS-24236-5 × DAS-21Ř23-5.The GMO Panel has previously assessed GM cotton DAS-24236-5 × DAS-21Ř23-5 in application EFSA-G...Wed, 29 Jun 2022 17:00:00 +0800EuropeResearchers Pinpoint Plant Gene Involved in Drought and Salt Stress Tolerance Agricultural University researchers reported that a gene from sea-island cotton can help resist drought and salt stress in Arabidopsis. Their findings are reported in Plant Science.The group of genes known as TCP transcription factors plays vital roles in regulating plant growth and development. However, there is not enough information abou...Wed, 29 Jun 2022 17:00:00 +0800ResearchStudy Finds Gene Liked to Photosynthetic Inhibition and Oxidative Damage Under Salt Stress from Northeast Forestry University and partners reported a gene that can positively control photosynthetic inhibition and oxidative damage in Arabidopsis under saline conditions. Their findings are published in Frontiers in Plant Science.The research team overexpressed MYB37, a R2R3 MYB subgroup 14 transcription factor in Arabidopsis, w...Wed, 29 Jun 2022 17:00:00 +0800ResearchGram Pod Borer-Resistant Chickpea Development Progresses in India from India evaluated chickpea lines that were genetically modified (GM) to combat the gram pod borer, one of the major pests of the crop, and reached promising results. This is an important development considering there is no complete-resistance source that has been identified in the chickpea gene pool.The gram pod borer causes an avera...Wed, 29 Jun 2022 17:00:00 +0800Research