Australasia assesses Dow's DHT soybeans
Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) has begun reviewing an application from Dow AgroSciences for food derived from its genetically modified herbicide-tolerant DHT soybeans (DAS-68416-4). The soybeans are tolerant to the herbicides, 2,4-D and glufosinate-ammonium. Dow aims to launch DHT soybeans in the US in 2013/14 ( Agrow No 586, p 4). FSANZ expects to complete its assessment in January/February 2011. An assessment of DHT maize is due for completion in November 2010 ( Agrow No 588, p 21).