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Brazil celebrates decade of GM soybeans

Brazilian agriculture is celebrating a decade of genetically modified crop adoption. Biosafety legislation passed in 2004 made the planting of GM crops legal (Agrow No 469, p 20). Soybeans were the first GM crop and GM lines have come to dominate the crop’s area. Production has leapt by more than half (+56%) in that time, newswire Agrolink reports. The first GM soybean line approved in Brazil was Monsanto’s glyphosate-tolerant Roundup Ready (Agrow No 468, p 18), and the company enjoyed a long spell as the only GM soybean supplier. Alexandre Cattelan, head of the Agricultural research corporation, the Embrapa, anticipates launches in the next couple of years of GM soybeans from Dow AgroSciences, Bayer CropScience, BASF and a partnership between the latter and the Embrapa, as well as Monsanto's Intacta RR2 Pro. Its imminent debut follows the recent import approval in China (Agrow No 666, p 25).

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