Paraguay approves Monsanto GM Intacta soybeans
Paraguay has approved the commercial release of Monsanto‘s genetically modified glyphosate-tolerant and insect-resistant Intacta RR2 Pro (MON87701xMON89788) soybeans. Intacta RR2 Pro is the first soybean line to combine Bt insect-protection technology with MON89788 glyphosate herbicide tolerance, and has been developed for the South American market. MON87701 expresses a Bt Cry1Ac toxin for the control of four major soybean pests. Intacta has already been approved in neighbouring Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay ( Agrow No 649, p 25).