US FDA clears Enlist E3 soybeans
Dow AgroSciences and M S Technologies' genetically modified herbicide-tolerant Enlist E3 (DAS44406) soybeans have been cleared under the voluntary consultation process with the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The soybeans are tolerant to the herbicides, 2,4-D, glyphosate and glufosinate-ammonium. Dow plans to introduce Enlist E3 soybeans in the US in 2015 subject to regulatory approvals (Agrow No 667, p 20). Commercialisation has been set back by the USDA's requirement for an environmental impact statement (Agrow No 664, p 14). The FDA cleared Dow's Enlist (DAS68416) soybeans and Enlist (DAS40278) maize in 2011 (Agrow No 630, p 22).