Crop Biotech Update

Vietnam Approved Field Trial of Syngenta's GM Corn MIR 162

November 21, 2012

Vietnam's Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) approved the field testing of Syngenta's GM corn MIR 162, a genetically modified corn resistant to Lepidopteran insects. The trial is aimed to clarify issues on environmental safety and impact of the GM corn on target and non-target hosts/species in two consecutive seasons from December 2012 to 2013, on selected areas in Ba Ria-Vung Tau province. Earlier, the Ministry had given temporary approval for animal feed of Syngenta's GM corn Bt11, GA21 and Bt11 x GA21.

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