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Australasia assesses Dow's DHT maize

Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) has begun reviewing an application from Dow AgroSciences for food derived from its genetically modified herbicide-tolerant DHT maize (DAS-40278-9). The maize is tolerant to broadleaf phenoxy herbicides such as 2,4-D and aryloxyphenoxy proprionate (“fop”) graminicides. Dow aims to launch DHT maize in the US in 2012/13 ( Agrow No 586, p 4). FSANZ expects to complete its assessment in late November 2010.


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