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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

July 20, 2021

Japan’s top quality fruits finally get legal protection from illicit overseas growers (Japan Forward)

Why is taking Japanese crop seeds and saplings overseas banned? (The Mainichi)

July 16, 2021

New Zealand - Consultation opens on Plant Variety Rights regulations

July 15, 2021

China - Latest judicial interpretation of disputes over new plant variety rights (Lexology)

July 13, 2021

Japn - Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) and the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) update policies and procedures for genome edited food and agricultural products

July 12, 2021

Bangladesh - Regulatory tardiness hinders hi-nutritious rice to reach the vulnerable (Dhaka Tribune)

July 9, 2021

Australia - End of GM ban 'a great step forward' for New South Wales farmers, biotech companies, grains group says (ABC)

July 8, 2021

Origin Agritech's four new corn hybrids approved in China

July 7, 2021

UPOV (International Union for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants) announces dates for session two of its 2021 Distance Learning Courses

India - FMC Corporation granted interim injunction against agricultural chemicals manufacturer Natco for patent infringement

New South Wales has lifted its ban on genetically modified crops: what difference will it make to food and farmers? (The Guardian)

July 1, 2021

From this week, every mainland Australian state will allow genetically modified crops. Here’s why that’s nothing to fear (The Conversation)

New Zealand Intellectual Property Office - The Plant Variety Rights Journal - July 2021

June 28, 2021

Canada's canola farmers hope WTO complaint against China can ease costly blocks on seed exports (South China Morning Post)

Pakistan - Growers oppose proposal to levy on hybrid maize seeds (Business Recorder)

New Zealand - New plant variety rights bill introduced to parliament (Lexology)

June 24, 2021

Australian OGTR - Invitation to comment on the commercial release of genetically modified canola

June 21, 2021

India - '94.9 tonnes of spurious seed seized, another 2056 T withheld from sale' (The Hindu)

India - Sale of illegal HTBt cotton seeds doubles (The Hindu)

June 18, 2021

India - Surge in illegal hybrid tolerant Bt cotton acreage worries seed industry (The Hindu BusinessLine)

June 16, 2021

AUSVEG welcomes the announcement that the Federal Government will make a new agriculture work visa available to all 10 countries across South-East Asia

June 14, 2021

India - Measures against spurious seeds pay off as sale declines in Telangana (The New Indian Express)

India - 346.8 tonnes of spurious seed seized this season in Telangana State (The Hindu)



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