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Paraguay approves its first four GM maize lines

Paraguay has approved its first genetically modified maize as Minister of Agriculture Enzo Cardozo authorised the commercial planting of four single and stacked lines, national media report. The approvals include the commercialisation of Monsanto’s GM insect-resistant YieldGard Corn Borer and Syngenta’s Agrisure CB/LL maize. Each carries the Bt Cry1Ab toxin for the control of lepidopteran insects, especially European corn borers ( Ostrinia nubilalis).

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