Ag groups ask Obama to press Chinese president on trade-access issues

The American Soybean Association (ASA) and the U.S. Biotech Crops Alliance (USBCA) recently sent a letter to President Obama calling for swift action on pending biotech-product import approvals in China and asking that “practical, trade-facilitating measures to ensure increased Chinese access” to U.S. products be a top priority during his upcoming meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Washington later this month. Read More »

European Union's ag committee rejects biotech-food opt-out proposal

The European Union Agriculture Committee recently rejected the biotechnology “opt-out” proposal introduced by the European Commission in April. The proposal aimed to give individual member states the power to restrict or prohibit the use of EU-approved biotech food or feed in their territory, even though the traits have been approved by the European Food Safety Authority. Read More »