General Information – GM Cotton

The first field trials with genetically modified cotton took place in 1985. GM cotton varieties have been commercially cultivated since 1996. GM cotton has become a major crop, covering over 17 million hectares worldwide.

Currently GM cotton is not cultivated in the EU, though several varieties have been approved for use as food and feed.

Main use of the crop

  • Textile production
  • Cotton oil
  • Animal feed

Genetically modifications:

  • Herbicide resistance
  • Insect resistance

Test Parameters:

Variety Screening Qualitative* Quantitative* EU Approved
10211,10215,10222, 10224 X No
281-24-236×3006-210-23 X No
BXN-Bolgard X No
COT102 X No
Event1 X No
GHB614 X X Yes
LLCotton25 X X X Yes
MON1445 X X Yes
MON15985 X X X Yes
MON531 X X Yes
MON88913 X X Yes
T304-40 X X X Yes

*event and/or construct specific test.

Please note that this is an excerpt of some of the available test parameter at FoodChain ID Testing. Our R&D Department is continuously developing and introducing new detection methods. Please contact our customer service if your desired parameter is not listed.