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Jul 30, 2010

Colombia Approves GM Corn & GM Soybeans, Expands Cultivation of BT GM Cotton to Caribbean Coast

On 30 July 2010 ISAAA's Crop Biotech Report republished a reported by Agro-Bio, a non-profit organization based in Colombia that provides details on new agricultural biotechnology approvals in that country.

The Instituto Colombiano Agropecuario (ICA), the regulatory body responsible for approving gene-modified (GM) products issued Decree No. 2404 on 17 July 2010 approving the commercial planting of Monsanto's Roundup Ready soybeans (MON-04032-6) in the Orinoco region.

ICA has also approved 4 other GM product approvals including:
  • Syngenta GM Corn (GA 21)
  • Syngenta GM Corn (MIR 162 x Bt11 x GA21)
  • Monsanto GM Corn (Lysine LY038)
  • Dupont, Pioneer Hi-Bred GE Soybeans (GAT

 ICA has also authorized the expansion of Bayer CropScience's LibertyLink cotton to the humid Caribbean coastline region.

For more see:

"Colombia aprueba soya GM para siembras comerciales; Además, se aprobaron cuatro eventos genéticamente modificados (GM) para consumo animal y otro para la ampliación de zonas para siembras comerciales para un algodón GM," Agro-Bio Press Release, 29 July 2010.

ISAAA, "Colombia Approves GM Soybeans for Commercial Planting," Crop Biotech Report, 30 July 2010.

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