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Dec 22, 2009

Argentina Approves Sygenta Stacked HT/BT GM Corn

Sygenta announced on 22 December 2009 that Argentina's Ministry of Agriculture had approved the release of gene-modified (GM) corn  Bt11xGA21.  This is a "double-stacked" GM corn seed that is insect resistance (BT) and herbicide tolerant (HT).  It will be available to Argentine farmers for the 2010/2011 season.

Bt11xGA21 stacked corn is approved for cultivation in the United States, Canada and since November in Brazil.

For more see: "Syngenta receives approval for new corn technologies in Argentina," Syngenta Media Release, Basel, Switzerland, 22 December 2009.

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