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Crop Biotech Update

GM Maize Harvested in Vietnam Field Trial Sites

September 28, 2016

After three months of field trials which started in April 2016, Bt maize (MIR162) was harvested in Dak Lak and Ba Ria-Vung Tau Provinces in Vietnam. After the harvest, the seeds were destructed following the regulations implemented by the government. Representatives of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development and other local agencies ensured that all biosafety guidelines in planting and harvesting GM crops under testing were followed. The trials were conducted by Syngenta Vietnam.

On the other hand, Pioneer Hi-Bred Vietnam Company Ltd. and Agricultural Genetics Institute harvested Bt maize (MON810) from confined field trials at Van Giang Experimental Station, Lien Nghia commune, Van Giang district, Hung Yen province. Representatives from government agencies and local organizations supervised the harvest including the Department of Biodiversity Conservation, Department of Science, Technology and Environment, Biosafety Committee of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Department of Agriculture and Rural Development of Hung Yen Province, and the Division of Natural Resources and Environment.

 

Read more details about the MIR162 and MON810 field trials.