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    USDA Announces Seeds for Sprouting Export Certification Program

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced the launch of a new Seeds for Sprouting Export Certification Program, which provides European markets access to U.S. seeds used...

    Arcadia Biosciences Granted U.S. Patent for Reduced Gluten GoodWheat

     Arcadia Biosciences, Inc. announced the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has awarded the company a patent for reduced gluten grains. This unique attribute was developed through Arcadia’s in-house...

    Verdeca Receives USDA Approval of HB4 Drought Tolerant Soybeans

    Verdeca, a joint venture between Arcadia Biosciences and Bioceres Crop Solutions, announced it has successfully completed the regulatory review process and received approval from the U.S. Department...

    ASTA Comments on USDA’s Proposed Rule on Genetically Engineered Organisms

    The American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) is pleased to provide comments on USDA’s Proposed Rule regarding the movement of certain genetically engineered organisms. “We commend USDA...
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    Yield10 Bioscience granted U.S. Patent C3003

    Yield10 Bioscience announced that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has granted a patent covering the use of C3003 to improve seed yield in crops.

    APHIS Provides Update on Detection of Genetically Engineered Wheat

    On June 7, 2019, USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) announced that it was investigating a detection of genetically engineered (GE) wheat in an unplanted...

    Trait Biosciences Secures Breakthrough Patents for Truly Water-soluble Cannabinoids

    Trait Biosciences Inc. announced the US Patent and Trademarks Office (USPTO) has allowed it patent protection for technology platforms that produce truly water-soluble cannabinoids and increase cannabinoid...
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    USDA Proposes New SECURE Biotechnology Regulations to Protect Plant Health and Promote Agricultural Innovation

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced June 5 the availability of a proposed rule titled “Movement of Certain Genetically Engineered Organisms.” In preparing this proposal,...
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    U.S. Wins Dispute Finding China’s Administration of Grain Tariff-Rate Quotas Breaches WTO Commitments

    U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced that a World Trade Organization (WTO) dispute settlement panel found that China has administered its...

    Canadian and Chinese Officials ‘Actively Engaging’ Over Canola Issue

    On April 1, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Marie-Claude Bibeau and Minister of International Trade Diversification Jim Carr were in Saskatoon where they met with agricultural industry...
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    China Intensifies Canadian Canola Battle by Revoking Viterra’s Export Registration

    The drama continues surrounding China’s refusal to accept Canadian canola. News broke this morning that Viterra is the second Canadian grain company to lose...
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    China Has Stopped Buying All Canadian Canola Seed

    Trade tensions with China concerning Canadian canola seed just escalated. Canola seed exporters report that Chinese importers are unwilling to purchase Canadian canola seed...

    Feds Give Canadian Wheat Sector a Boost

    The grain sector is a key driver of Canada’s economic growth, exporting 20.5 million tonnes of wheat in 2017 and $21 billion in exports sales.
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    USDA: No GMOs Detected, No Labeling

    The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) through Secretary Sonny Perdue announced the National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard on December 20, 2018. The National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Law, passed...
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    China Gives Regulatory Approval to Five GM Traits

    Yesterday (Tuesday Jan. 8, 2019), during the U.S. trade talks, China announced that it would be approving 5 genetically modified traits for import, which would be the first move...