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Monsanto's GM cotton gets Argentine OK

Argentina has approved Monsanto’s genetically modified stacked-trait insect-resistant Bollgard and glyphosate-tolerant Roundup Ready cotton (MON531xMON1445) for marketing and production. It was granted the go ahead earlier this month. The SAGPyA approval is the first for a Monsanto stacked GM cotton event. The two GM cotton events, MON531 and MON1445, had already been approved as single-trait products in Argentina ( Agrow No 376, p 18). Monsanto has welcomed the approval of the “new technology” as allowing “a greater flexibility of use”. It will lead to a “drastic reduction” in herbicide and insecticide use, Monsanto says. It predicts farmers will apply a third fewer applications.



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