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Brazil's CTNBio Approves New GM Maize

June 26, 2013

Brazil's National Technical Commission on Biosafety (Comissão Técnica Nacional de Biossegurança, or CTNBio), at its 163rd plenary meeting on June 20 approved the commercial release of genetically modified maize TC1507 x DAS-59122-7, an insect resistant herbicide tolerant variety developed by Dow AgroSciences Seeds and Biotechnology Brazil Ltda. and DuPont Brazil SA.

The news release is available in Portuguese from Brazil's Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation website at: http://www.mct.gov.br/index.php/content/view/347553.html.