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September 7, 2010
BASF says it has informed the European Commission that it found “extremely small” quantities of its Amadea genetically engineered potato plants – which have yet to be...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/gmo/BASFs-Amadea-Becomes-Hot-Potato_29281.html
August 20, 2010
Monsanto says it has received approval from Brazilian regulators for planting of the company’s Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) Roundup Ready 2 soybean seeds. The approval by...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/gmo/CTNBio-Clears-Monsantos-Bt-Roundup-Ready-2_28946.html
August 16, 2010
A federal judge has thrown out the USDA’s 2005 approval of genetically modified (GM) sugar beets, saying officials did not conduct an adequate environmental impact assessment...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/gmo/Court-Revokes-U-S-Approval-for-GM-Sugar-Beets_28801.html
August 16, 2010
A federal judge has thrown out the USDA’s 2005 approval of genetically modified (GM) sugar beets, saying officials did not conduct an adequate environmental impact assessment. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/gmo/Court-Revokes-U-S-Approval-of-Genetically-Modified-Sugar-Beets_28806.html
August 4, 2010
DuPont says the European Commission has approved imports into the EU of food and feed products containing Herculex maize, a stacked trait corn jointly developed by DuPont's Pioneer Hi-Bred business and Dow Chemical....
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/gmo/Genetically-Modified-Maize-Gains-EU-Import-Approval_28451.html
August 2, 2010
DuPont says the European Commission has approved imports into the EU of food and feed products containing Herculex maize, a stacked trait corn jointly developed by DuPont’s Pioneer...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/gmo/European-Commission-Approves-Herculex-Imports_28492.html
July 19, 2010
The European Commission has announced proposals to give European Union (EU) member states the power to restrict or ban cultivation of genetically modified (GM) crops. The commission...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/gmo/EU-to-Allow-More-Freedom-to-Legislate-Against-GMOs_28140.html
July 8, 2010
The U.S. EPA says it has fined Monsanto $2.5 million for selling genetically engineered cotton in restricted Texas counties without the proper planting restriction labels and growing...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/gmo/EPA-Fines-Monsanto_27912.html
July 7, 2010
The two firms say they have expanded their joint development deal to include wheat, and will increase their combined financial investment by up to $1 billion....
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/gmo/Monsanto-Expands-R-and-D-Deal-with-BASF-Loses-Bid-to-Block-EU-Soy-Meal-Sales_27863.html
July 2, 2010
Monsanto says it has submitted a refuge-in-the-bag option for its Genuity VT Double PRO corn for registration with the U.S. EPA. If approved, the corn would also reduce refuge...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/gmo/Monsanto-Seeks-EPA-Approval-for-Refuge-in-the-Bag-Trait_27810.html
June 29, 2010
If approved, the corn would also reduce refuge requirements to 5%, from average refuges that range between 20%-50%, generating significant yield benefits for farmers, Monsanto says....
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/gmo/Monsanto-Seeks-Second-Refuge-in-the-Bag-Approval_27727.html
June 22, 2010

The U.S. Supreme Court has overturned a lower court ruling in a landmark biotechnology case that has barred planting of genetically modified (GM) alfalfa since 2007. The ruling is a legal victory for Monsanto, which had appealed the lower court’s injunction preventing the company from selling the GM alfalfa. The case is important to Monsanto and other biotechnology firms because judicial reversal of USDA approvals could have dissuaded growers from using GM seeds if they are concerned approved traits could be rescinded years later, attorneys say. The high court’s decision also could affect a similar challenge related to GM sugar beets.

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http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/gmo/U-S-Supreme-Court-Rules-in-Favor-of-Monsanto-in-Alfalfa-Case_27557.html
June 7, 2010
Monsanto says it has entered into a licensing deal with Dow AgroSciences that expands Dow’s access to Monsanto’s second-generation herbicide-tolerance trait, Roundup Ready 2, in...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/gmo/Monsanto-Dow-Chemical-Sign-Joint-Licensing-Deal_27268.html
May 10, 2010
U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments recently in a landmark biotechnology case that attorneys say will influence grower acceptance of genetically modified (GM) crops. The high court...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/gmo/High-Court-Hears-Monsanto-Appeal-of-GM-Injunction_26618.html
May 10, 2010
DuPont says it has received EPA approval for its Optimum AcreMax 1 refuge-in-a-bag corn hybrid seeds. It is the first EPA approval for an “in-the-bag” solution to fulfill EPA’s...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/gmo/EPA-Approves-DuPont-In-the-Bag-Corn-Seeds_26621.html
May 4, 2010
DuPont says it is the first EPA approval for an "in-the-bag" solution to manage EPA's requirement that 20% of the corn farmers plant not include an insect protection trait to deter corn pests from developing resistance to biotech traits....
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/gmo/EPA-Approves-DuPont-Refuge-in-a-Bag-Corn-Seeds_26506.html
April 25, 2010
The widespread adoption of genetically modified (GM) crops has had numerous benefits on farm yield and environmental impact, but growing resistance by weeds to glyphosate, the most...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/gmo/U-S-Academy-of-Sciences-Tracks-Benefits-of-Plant-Biotech-but-Cautions-on-Dwindling-Returns_26283.html
March 17, 2010
A U.S. appeals court judge has ruled that growers may plant Monsanto’s genetically modified (GM) sugar beets during this year’s season, rejecting a request by...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/gmo/Judge-Rules-Growers-Can-Plant-Monsanto-Sugar-Beet_25466.html
February 16, 2010
A jury in St. Louis has ordered Bayer CropScience to pay $1.5 million in compensation to three growers who sued the company for an incident in 2006 when an experimental genetically...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/regulatory/gmo/U-S-Jury-Orders-Bayer-to-Pay-$1-5-Million-to-Rice-Growers_24816.html
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