Taiwan OKs Intacta RR2 Pro 2 soy
Taiwan has granted import approval for Monsanto’s genetically modified herbicide-tolerant and insect-resistant Intacta RR2 Pro (MON87701xMON89788) soybeans. The authorisation came earlier this month, and follows import authorisations for use in feed in various markets, including the EU ( Agrow No 644, p 9). Intacta RR2 Pro is the first soybean line to combine Bt insect-protection technology with MON89788 glyphosate herbicide tolerance, and was developed specifically for the South American market. Monsanto has been granted authorisation to sell the product in Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay ( Agrow No 647, p 19), but the company is waiting on import of approval from the Chinese authorities before launching the product in South America.