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October 14, 2021

New APBREBES study “Searching for flexibility - Why parties to the 1978 Act of the UPOV Convention have not acceded to the 1991 Act” explores the debates around plant variety protection in nine countries that are parties to UPOV 78

October 11, 2021

India - Bid to regulate paddy cultivation leads to tussle between state, seed manufacturers (Deccan Chronoicle)

October 8, 2021

Japan - Genome-edited tomato goes on shelves (Tomato News)

October 7, 2021

Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) calls for comment on changing definitions for genetically modified foods

October 5, 2021

Searching for flexibility - Why parties to the 1978 Act of the UPOV Convention have not acceded to the 1991 Act

October 1, 2021

New Zealand - The Plant Variety Rights Journal, October 2021

September 23, 2021

China's hemp and hemp products import policies

September 20, 2021

Australian OGTR - Receipt of licence application from The University of Adelaide for field trial of genetically modified wheat and barley

September 17, 2021

Indian Biodiversity Act and its implications for protection of intellectual property discussed

September 16, 2021

Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) - Call for comment on a new type of genetically modified corn MON95379 

BASF Australia Ltd granted licence for the commercial release of GM canola

September 14, 2021

China - Call for submissions on the Seed Law (Draft Amendment) (Lexology)

September 8, 2021

BASF, others raided in India over alleged vegetable seeds price fixing - sources (Reuters)

Chinese courts protecting seed industry (China Daily)

September 1, 2021

In a first, India set to import 15 lakh tonnes of genetically modified soyameal (The Indian Express)

August 18, 2021

U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) accepts Nutriterra Total Omega-3 as a safe dietary ingredient

August 13, 2021

New Zealand Trade and Enterprise on IP protection for exporters

August 12, 2021

India fails to weed out illegal herbicide-tolerant cotton

China enhances the protection of plant variety rights (Lexology)

August 11, 2021

U.S. Food and Drug Administration acknowledges Nuseed’s Omega-3 Canola Oil is a new dietary ingredient

Filipino policymakers, lawyers tackle genome editing

August 5, 2021

Illegally imported seed poses risk to Australian agriculture

August 4, 2021

Indian seed industry in talks with multinational firms for new technologies - Negotiations over royalty fee on as seed tech firms mull filing applications (The Hindu BusinessLine)

July 27, 2021

Canada escalates WTO case against China's blocks on its canola seed exports (South China Morning Post)

Golden rice approved for commercial propagation in the Philippines - Public research delivers plant science innovation to improve food and nutrition security

July 26, 2021

New judicial interpretation for plant variety rights in China (China Law and Practice)

July 24, 2021

Philippines first in the world to approve Golden Rice for propagation

July 23, 2021

Philippines becomes first country to approve nutrient-enriched “Golden Rice” for planting

Filipinos soon to plant and eat Golden Rice
Filipino farmers get approval to grow nutritious Golden Rice
Con la aprobación final de bioseguridad y propagación comercial por las autoridades regulatorias del país, el arroz dorado (alto en pro-vitamina A) por fin podrá llegar a los campos y mesas de los filipinos.

Philippines approves Bt eggplant for direct use as food, feed, or for processing



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