Canada: Agricultural Biotechnology Annual

  |   Attaché Report (GAIN)

The estimated area planted to Genetically Engineered (GE) crops in Canada was down 2 percent in 2018, due primarily to lower soybean area in the prairie provinces. Since the 2017 biotechnology annual, Health Canada has approved new GE canola, apple, rice and sugarcane varieties for food, and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency has approved the first two for unconfined release into the environment.

Canada: Agricultural Biotechnology Annual

Related Reports

In January 2024, the Israeli Ministry of Health’s National Food Services found that cultivated beef is “safe for human consumption.”
Attaché Report (GAIN)

Kazakhstan: Grain and Feed Update

Marketing year 2023/2024 wheat production is expected to drop sharply to around three-quarters of last year’s level as a result of the June drought and excessive rains in the fall of 2023 that affected Kazakhstan’s major grain producing Northern region.
Attaché Report (GAIN)

China: Revised Draft Oil Seed Standard Notified

On February 12, 2024, the People’s Republic of China (PRC) notified the National Standard for Seed of Economic Crops – Part 2: Oil Species (Draft) to the World Trade Organization (WTO).