23 October 2017
An increasing number of plant products derived using biotechnology are approved for farmers to grow in many countries around the world. However, the timing of regulatory approval of these products can vary for importing countries because of different approval processes in each country.
CropLife Australia advocates for a global system that allows science-based biotech product approvals to occur simultaneously. We are also working to eliminate unscientific zero tolerance policies for GM crops. These blanket bans, and inconsistent and delayed product approval processes, can cause major disruptions to trade. See full Policy Statement here.