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ASA urges EU GMO approvals

The American Soybean Association (ASA) has called for "timely and science-based" approvals of three new genetically modified soybean lines that are intended for US introduction in 2009. Monsanto's glyphosate-tolerant Roundup RReady2Yield and Bayer CropScience's glufosinate-tolerant LibertyLink soybeans have been approved in the US and several other markets, but the EU process is "at least a year behind", says ASA first vice-president Johnny Dodson. DuPont's multiple herbicide-tolerant Optimum GAT soybeans are also going through the US and EU regulatory systems.


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