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Jul 28, 2010

EU Approves 2 Monsanto GM Stacked Corn Varieties

On 28 July 2010 Brownfield Ag News for America reported that the European Union (EU) had approved for importation, processing and food and feed use two gene-modified (GM) corn technologies made by Monsanto.  These are the stacked trait products Genuity VT Double PRO (MON 89034 X NK603) and YieldGard VT Triple (MON 88017 X MON810).

According to a Monsanto press release issued in response to the aprovals, Genuity VT Double PRO is a new product in the United States.  It is also under review for approval in Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, South Africa, Philippines, Indonesia and Vietnam.

Monsanto also noted that YieldGard VT Triple technology "has been very popular with U.S. farmers and is widely used to help control insects that feed on corn plants above and below ground. The technology is estimated to be on nearly 30 percent of the corn acres in the United States this year."

For more see: Anderson, Ken. "Monsanto technologies receive EU approval," Brownfield Ag News for America, 28 July 2010.

Monsanto Corn Technologies Receive European Union Regulatory Approval, Monsanto Press Release, 28 July 2010.

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