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Dow launches new GMO corn after landing China import approval
by Dominique Patton and Hallie Gu
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14 June 2017
On 14 June 2017 Reuters reported:
Dow Chemical Co [U.S.] secured import approval from China for its next-generation Enlist corn variety and announced it would be commercially available in the United States and Canada next year, but the company was still awaiting approval of Enlist soybeans from the world's top soy importer. China on Wednesday [14 June] approved two new varieties of genetically modified (GMO) crops for import from June 12, including Dow's Enlist corn, engineered to combat weeds resistant to the widely used herbicide glyphosate, which is the main ingredient in Monsanto's ... Roundup herbicide.
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China, the top export market for U.S. agricultural products, had pledged in May to speed up a review of biotech products as part of a trade deal with the United States, expediting eight products that have been pending for more than four years.
Along with Enlist corn, Monsanto's Vistive Gold soybeans were also approved for import, the [Chinese] Ministry of Agriculture said in a statement. ...
China does not permit the planting of genetically modified food crops but does allow GMO imports, such as soybeans, for use in its animal feed industry. ...
The agriculture ministry said it had also renewed import approvals for 14 other GMO varieties including Syngenta's MIR162 Agrisure Viptera corn, a Monsanto sugar beet and three Bayer rapeseed products.
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