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US industry dismayed over GM crop delays

US industry groups have expressed dismay over the USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service’s (APHIS) decision to prepare environmental impact statements (EISs) on genetically modified dicamba and 2,4-D herbicide-tolerant maize, soybean and cotton lines under the deregulation process. The decision is expected to delay the commercialisation of the products by 2-4 years, according to industry sources cited by the American Soybean Association (ASA).



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