The Department of Agriculture-attached agency Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) is a step closer to making the ‘golden rice’ available in the market after it secured an application for field trial and biosafety permit for food, feed and processing.
Dow Chemical Co secured import approval from China for its next-generation Enlist corn variety and announced it would be commercially available in the United States and Canada next year, but the company was still awaiting approval of Enlist soybeans from the world’s top soy importer. Read moreRead More »
This article by CSPI Biotechnology Director Greg Jaffe suggests that the USDA needs to establish a science-based regulatory system for both GE and gene-edited crops, in which the degree of oversight, if any, is determined by the potential risk of the engineered or edited crop’s new characteristic. Read moreRead More »