Argentina approves GM crop field studies
SGS genetically modified (GM) crop field studies to support the development of new traits and events are now available in Argentina, following certification by the country’s National Seed Institute (INASE).
SGS has been 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 the company’s field operation and station in Junin, 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 Junin, to operate concurrently with our many sites in Brazil,” said Renan Gravena, regional business development manager. “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.