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USDA approves Monsanto's Xtend crops

The USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has deregulated Monsanto's genetically modified dicamba herbicide-tolerant MON87708 soybeans and MON88701 cotton. The record of decision is due to be published in the Federal Register on January 20th, which will be the effective date of determination for deregulated status. In December, the APHIS issued a final environmental impact statement, which was subject to a 30-day public comment period before a deregulation decision could be made.



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