SGS gets Argentina approval for genetically modified crop field studies

SGS announced on Aug. 12 it has received certification by Argentina's National Seed Institute (INASE) to perform field studies of genetically modified (GM) crops to support the development of new traits and events.

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

“SGS is 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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