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SA OKs Dow GM maize for import

South Africa has approved Dow AgroSciences’ genetically modified herbicide-tolerant Enlist (DAS40278) maize for import and for use in food and feed, national media report. The maize is tolerant to2,4-D, aryloxyphenoxy propionate inhibitors (FOP) and glyphosate herbicides. The Agriculture Department reportedly said it would re-evaluate if any new evidence emerged that the meal produce contained higher levels of pesticide residues. That followed political opposition to the approval.



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