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MAIZALL presents at Biosafety Capacity Development in Africa conference

MAIZALL coordinator, Benno van der Laan was a guest speaker at a conference on biosafety in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on April 24 and 25, 2018. The conference organized by the International Food Policy Research Institute and the African Biosafety Network of Expertise brought together many African stakeholder organizations active in agricultural biotechnology. Continue reading

MAIZALL Welcomes Sergio Bortolozzo as New President

May 15, 2015

MAIZALL, the international alliance for maize, recently announced the election of Sergio Bortolozzo of Brazil as the organization’s second president, succeeding Julius Schaaf of the United States who had served as president since MAIZALL’s incorporation in 2013. Continue reading

MAIZALL Leaders Meet With U.S. Officials in Washington


Leaders from MAIZALL, the international alliance for maize, were in Washington this week for discussions with senior U.S. officials from the Department of Agriculture, State Department and Office of the U.S. Trade Representative regarding ongoing cooperation with the governments of Argentina and Brazil on market access for crops derived from biotechnology.  Continue reading

MAIZALL Submits Letter to the European Commission – Expresses Concern in the Lack of Import Approval of 13 GMOs


Commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis

Directorate General Health and Food Safety European Commission

Rue de la Loi 170

B-1049 Brussels

Dear Commissioner Andriukaitis:

On behalf of MAIZALL, the International Maize Alliance, we are writing to express our serious concern regarding the continued lack of action by the European Commission to provide the final authorization for import approvals of 13 genetically modified organisms (GMOs). This is troubling as there have been no import authorizations since November 2013, despite positive opinions from the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) affirming these 13 products are as safe as conventional products. Continue reading