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Egyptian Scientists and Media Discuss Challenges in Dealing with Biotech Issues 
Field Visit to Bt Maize Fields in Egypt 

Castor Bean Genome Published 
Researchers Discover Novel Mechanism Protecting Plants Against Freezing 
Monsanto's Bt Roundup Ready 2 Yield Soybeans Approved for Planting in Brazil 
AgriLife Research Scientists Identifies Wheat Streak Resistance Gene 
Scientists Develop Soyscreen Oil to Protect Biological Agent Against Pests 
US Court Revokes Approval of GM Sugar Beets 
Scientists Develop Framework to Monitor Second-Generation Transgenic Crops 
USDA Grants Protection to 17 New Plant Varieties 
Plants Give Up Some Deep Secrets of Drought Resistance 

Asia and the Pacific
China Told to Develop its Own GM Food 
InterGrain and Monsanto Collaborate to Advance Wheat Breeding in Australia 
BAU Celebrates 50th Year 
Phil Regulators and Educators Get Updates on Biotech and Biosafety Assessment 

Scientists Examine Role of Cytokinin in Root to Shoot Signaling of Transgenic Tobacco 
Scientists Develop Marker System for Rice Kernel Length Elongation Traits 
A Subtilisin-like Protein from Soybean Induces Expression of Defense-related Genes 

Indian Horticulture Congress 2010 
20th International Pepper Conference 
ICAR Winter School on Molecular Techniques in Gene Isolation and Characterization 
IPBO Postgraduate Course on Biosafety 

Document Reminders
ISAAA's Booklet on Agricultural Biotechnology (A Lot More than Just GM Crops) 
USDA GAIN Report: France 
USDA Gain Report: EU 

Monsanto's Bt Roundup Ready 2 Yield Soybeans Approved for Planting in Brazil

Monsanto Company announced that the National Technical Biosafety Committee finally approved the planting of Bt Roundup Ready 2 Yield soybean in Brazil. This is a significant step in the commercialization of Monsanto's first biotechnology trait developed for non-U.S. market.

"This is an important product for Brazilian soybean farmers because it protects against insects that cause significant economic loss in soybean production in Brazil, and provides the increased yield provided by the Roundup Ready 2 Yield trait," said Roy Fuchs, oilseed technology lead for Monsanto.

Monsanto will commercially release Bt Roundup Ready 2 Yield soybeans in Brazil when the global approvals in key export markets have been completed.

Read Monsanto's press release at;


This article is part of the Crop Biotech Update, a weekly summary of world developments in agri-biotech for developing countries, produced by the Global Knowledge Center on Crop Biotechnology, International Service for the Aquisition of Agri-Biotech Applications SEAsiaCenter (ISAAA)

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