Corteva Agriscience opens Centre for Seed Applied Technologies lab in South Africa

SOUTH AFRICA – Corteva Agriscience, one of the world’s leading technology company, has officially opened its Centre for Seed Applied Technologies (CSAT) laboratory in Rosslyn, Pretoria, one of only six worldwide. This modern facility will utilize industry-leading equipment and focus specifically on recipe development and safety testing of seed-applied solutions. The site will also be integrated into Corteva’s global CSAT…

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Philippines to commence mass distribution of Golden Rice

PHILIPPINES – The Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) is set to begin mass deployment of Golden Rice to farmers by ramping up its seed production operations following the approval of the commercial propagation of Golden Rice. Farmers in the Philippines obtained the seal of approval to grow genetically engineered Golden Rice in July 2021, marking the successful culmination of a…

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Food Standards Australia New Zealand greenlights sale of HB4 wheat

AUSTRALIA/NEW ZEALAND – Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) has permitted the entry of foods derived from HB4 wheat into the market as imported food products, following extensive safety assessment. In their approval report FSANZ stated that no public health and safety concerns were identified, and that food derived from wheat line IND-00412-7 is considered to be as safe for…

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South Africa launches e-certification for fruits, vegetables exports

SOUTH AFRICA – South Africa has launched a system for online certificates developed in partnership with the government of the Netherlands, a game-changer for local and foreign inspectors who have to process fruit and vegetable exports. South Africa now counts among the first nations in the world with an electronic certification system for the import and export of  agricultural products.…

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