Argentina approves genetically modified crop field studies

Genetically modified (GM) crop field studies conducted by SGS to support the development of new traits and events are now available in Argentina, following certification by the country’s National Seed Institute (INASE).

The company has been granted certification to perform field studies with any kind of GM material following successful completion of a thorough review of its field trial capabilities, bio-safety and agronomy skills by INASE. Accreditation of the company’s field operation and station in Junín, Argentina, means customers can now apply for field trial permits at the National Commission of Biotechnology (CONABIA).

“We are pleased to build on its GM trials capabilities in the region, and provide this new field site in Junín, to operate concurrently with our many sites in Brazil,” SGS Regional Business Development Manager Renan Gravena said. “We look forward to further supporting the development of new traits and events in GM crops in South America.”

SGS operates all field trials according to Argentina’s national requirements, as set down by CONABIA, and the industry’s Excellence Through Stewardship initiative.

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