US grants Pioneer EUP for GM maize lines
The US EPA has granted DuPont seed subsidiary Pioneer Hi-Bred International an experimental use permit (EUP) to maize lines. It covers various combinations of DuPont/Dow AgroSciences’ Herculex I ( Bt Cry1F), Herculex RW (Cry34Ab1 + Cry35Ab1), Monsanto’s MON810 (Cry1Ab), and Syngenta’s Bt11 (Cry1Ab), MIR162 (Vip3Aa20) and MIR604 (mCry3A). The EUP covers 4,126 acres (1,670 ha) in 27 states and Puerto Rico. It expires on March 31st 2010.