Crop Biotech Update

Deregulation of Insect Resistant Soybean, MON 87701

October 14, 2011

MON 87701, a genetically modified (GM) insect resistant soybean, has been determined by USDA APHIS not to pose risk to plant pest. This is based on the agency's analysis of field and laboratory data submitted by Monsanto, references provided in the petition, peer-reviewed publications, the plant pest risk assessment and its review of the comments provided by the public which ended in August 29. The GM soybean is therefore no longer subject to APHIS regulations.

See the news release at  http://www.aphis.usda.gov/newsroom/2011/10/status_insect_resistant_soybean.shtml