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ACRE advice: applications to market GM cotton and rice

ACRE's advice on applications to market GM cotton and rice in the EU.


ACRE advice on rice and cotton


ACRE’s generic advice for applications to market GM crops which are not able to grow in the UK, for uses excluding cultivation. To date this includes cotton and rice applications only. The advice applies where ACRE considers a GM crop is no greater risk to human health and the environment than non-GM varieties.

Published 12 February 2014
Last updated 28 February 2018 + show all updates
  1. Table in Annex 1 updated to include an entry for MON 88701.
  2. Latest advice added.
  3. Added 281-24-236x3006-210-23x MON88913 (insect resistance and herbicide tolerance) to the list.
  4. ACRE agrees advice on an application to market MON88913 cotton in the EU
  5. Updated the list of GM marketing applications on which ACRE has advised, to include GHB614 x LLCotton25 and MON15985 cotton,
  6. First published.