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Pioneer stands by AcreMax maize

DuPont seed subsidiary Pioneer Hi-Bred International remains committed to launching its genetically modified insect-resistant Optimum AcreMax 1 maize in the US in 2010 despite delays in the registration process. The company agreed with the EPA on an extension to the statutory decision date of June 12th following concerns raised by the EPA’s Scientific Advisory Panel (SAP). Pioneer expects a decision in “weeks, not months”, the company’s vice-president of biotechnology affairs, Jeff Rowe, told analysts on June 12th.



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