Austria: Agricultural Biotechnology Annual

  |   Attaché Report (GAIN)   |   AU2021-0002

This report includes information on the plant, animal, and microbial biotechnology situation in Austria. Austria continues to be one of the leading forces in Europe opposed to the use of agricultural biotechnology. Anti-biotech Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), farmer organizations, the food-processing sector, and the retail sector all campaign against genetically engineered (GE) agricultural and food products. Soybeans and soybean products for feed use are the only major GE products imported by Austria. Although not broadly discussed in public, innovative biotechnologies have a higher acceptance within informed Austrian stakeholder groups. This report should be read in conjunction with the most current FAS EU Agricultural Biotechnology Annual Report.

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