Netherlands - Agricultural biotechnology, annual report
The Hague, The Netherlands
June 6, 2012
USDA/FAS GAIN report NL 2017
This report describes the trade and production of genetically engineered (GE) plant products, the use of GE animals for research purposes, and related government policies in the Netherlands. An EU-wide overview is provided by the EU Consolidated Biotechnology Annual drafted by FAS Paris.
The Dutch government and agricultural sector have a pragmatic approach towards the import and use of genetically engineered (GE) agricultural products. However, crop trials and commercial cultivation of biotech crops are effectively prevented by cumbersome regulations and by the threat of protests from environmental groups. The Dutch livestock sector depends on feed imports from third countries, mainly soybean meal, which for a major part is GE. The livestock sector does not keep GE animals nor do Dutch agricultural research institutes keep them for research purposes.
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Published: July 12, 2012