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Canada OKs DuPont's AcreMax maize

DuPont seed subsidiary Pioneer Hi-Bred International has received approval from the Canadian Food Inspection Agency for its genetically modified insect-resistant “refuge-in-a-bag” (RIB) maize, Optimum AcreMax. Each bag of seed blends 95% of DuPont/Dow AgroSciences’ corn borer ( Ostrinia nubilalis)-resistant Herculex 1 (TC1507) pyramided with Monsanto’s YieldGard Corn Borer (MON810) with 5% non- Bt maize to serve as the corn borer refuge. All the seed is tolerant to the herbicide, glyphosate.



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