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28REGULATORYROUNDUPNationalNewTagx1dorImportedSeedAnewinteragencycertix1cationtagorimportedseedisnowavailableromtheCanadianFoodInspectionAgency.ThenewtagindicatesthattheimportedseedmeetstheCertix1edseedrequirementsotheCFIA.TheCFIAisamemberotheAssociationoOx1cialSeedCertiyingAgencies.AssuchtheCFIAparticipateswithotherinternationalox1cialseedcertiyingagenciesininteragencycertix1cationandconerstheCanadapedigreedgradenameonthetag.ThenewtagisorseedbelongingtotheCertix1edclassandcorrespondstothebluecolourassociatedwithCertix1edseedasperAOSCAx19slabellingrequirements.MonsantoandDASReceiveCFIAApprovalDowAgroSciencesReugeAdvancedpoweredbySmartStaxandMonsantoGenuitySmartStaxRIBCompletehavereceivedregistrationapprovalromtheCanadianFoodInspectionAgency.Canadianarmerscannowchoosethebenex1tsotheindustryx19sx1rstsingle-bagreugesolutionorcorn.TheproductsaretheoutcomeocollaborationbetweenMonsantoandDAS.Canadax19sBiodieselIndustrySeesRegulationox1dContentRequirementsCanadax19sbiodieselindustryiscelebratingwhatitx19scallingamajormilestoneasthetwopercentrenewablecontentrequirementindieseluelsoldinCanadacameintoeectJuly12011.x1cFarmerstheeconomyandtheenvironmentareallwinnersinthisinitiativex1dsaysCanolaCounciloCanadapresidentJoAnneButh.x1cThiscomesollowingyearsostudiesandconsultationsanditisclearthattheederalgovernmenthastakenameasuredinormedapproach.x1dCFIAtoAmendWeedSeedsOrderTheCanadianFoodInspectionAgencyiscurrentlyconductingconsultationsonproposedamendmentstotheWeedSeedsOrderincludingproposedclassdex1nitionsWSOstructureandspeciesplacement.TheWSOclassix1esweedspecieswithinsixclassesorthepurposesoestablishingpuritystandardsorseedinCanada.PioneerReceivesCanadianApprovalox1dNewOptimumAcreMaxInsectProtectionPioneerHi-BredhasreceivedCanadianFoodInspectionAgencyapprovaloOptimumAcreMaxinsectprotectionwhichintegratesalloacorngrowerx19sabove-groundinsectcontrolandreugeneedsinasinglebag.OptimumAcreMaxproductsintegrate95percentoatrustedPioneerbrandhybridcontainingHerculex1insectprotectionpyramidedwithYieldGardCornBorerinsectprotectionand5percentoasimilarnon-Bthybridtoserveastheintegratedcornborerreuge.Allseedistoleranttoglyphosate.GrowerswhoplantOptimumAcreMaxproductswillbeincompliancewithreugerequirementsassetorthbyCFIA.RegistrationdocumentsorOptimumAcreMaxproductsarecurrentlyunderreviewattheU.S.EnvironmentalProtectionAgency.PioneeranticipatesadecisionregardingOptimumAcreMaxproductsromtheU.S.EPAintimeor2012springplanting.CWRWReclassifcationinAugust2013TheCanadianGrainCommissionremindsgrainproducersandindustrystakeholdersthateectiveAugust12013theollowingwheatvarietieswillbemovedromtheCanadaWesternRedWinterclasstotheCanadaWesternGeneralPurposeclassCDCKestrelCDCClairCDCHarrierCDCFalconandCDCRaptor.TheCGCplanstoreclassiysomeCWRWvarietiesinresponsetoeedbackromarmersandotherstakeholdersotheCanadiangrainindustry.ItwaseltthattheCWRWclassshouldrefectmillingquality.EectiveAugust12013allGenericvarietiesintheCWRWclasswillbemovedtotheCWGPclass.AllSelectvarietieswillremainintheCWRWclass.InternationalEFSAUpdatesRiskAssessmentx1dorGMPlantsTheEuropeanFoodSaetyAuthorityhaspublishedupdatedguidanceortheriskassessmentooodandeedderivedromgeneticallymodix1edplants.ThedocumentexpandsonpreviousEFSAguidanceandrefectsthelatestscientix1cdevelopmentsinareassuchasassessmentoallergenicityandselectionothecomparatorplantagainstwhichtheGMplantiscompared.ItalsoestablishesanewstatisticalmethodologytourtherstrengthentheriskassessmentoGMplants.TheguidancewillalsosupporttheEuropeanCommissioninpreparingalegalrameworkortheriskassessmentoGMoodandeed.CanadaandEuropeanUnionRecognizeOrganicStandardsCanadaandtheEuropeanUnionhavereachedanhistoricagreementtorecognizeeachotherx19sorganicstandardsandlawsaternearlyouryearsoormalnegotiation.Thisistheworldx19ssecondsuchagreement.InJune2009theCanadianFoodInspectionAgencyandtheUnitedStatesDepartmentoAgriculturesignedtheveryx1rstx1corganicequivalencyarrangement.x1dMexicoStreamlinesRulesx1dorGMOsMexicanenvironmentalandagriculturaloicialshavereducedthenumberoproceduresthatacademicspubliccompaniesandprivatecorporationsmustollowtoget