Crop Biotech Update

Argentina Approves New Biotech Soybean

November 29, 2017

Argentina's Ministerio de Agroindustria has announced the commercial approval of genetically modified (GM) soybean SYN-000H2-5 event, a new biotech crop tolerant to glufosinate-ammonium herbicides and inhibitors of the HPPD enzyme.

Resolution No. 83-E/2017 published in the Boletín Oficial formalized the commercial release of the event which was requested jointly by the companies Syngenta Agro SA and Bayer SA. The Ministry said that the new event will allow a greater rotation in the modes of action of this type of herbicide.

Argentina is the third largest producer of biotech crops in the world, and planted 18.7 million hectares biotech soybean in 2016.

Read the Resolution in the Boletín Oficial de la República Argentina (in Spanish). For more information about biotech crops in Argentina, read ISAAA's Biotech Country Facts & Trends: Argentina.