The month of July 2018 saw three countries make approvals for commercial cultivation of biotech crops. For the very first time, Nigeria approved biotech cotton for commercial use. The two insect-resistant Bt cotton varieties, MRC 7377 BGII and MRC 7361 BGII were approved by the National Committee on Naming, Registration and Release of Crop Materials. USA approved herbicide tolerant cotton for commercial use while South Korea approved for feed use, two biotech maize events improved for herbicide tolerance and insect resistance.
|July 28, 2018||Nigeria approved the cotton event MON15985 (IR) for commercial use.|
|July 24, 2018||USA approved the cotton event GHB811 (stacked HT) for commercial use.|
|July 4, 2018||South Korea approved the maize events Bt11 x MIR162 x MON89034(HT + IR) and Bt11 x MIR162 x MIR604 x MON89034 x 5307 x GA21(HT + IR) for feed us in late May 2018.|