Brazil Approves Oxitec's Friendly™ Technology Against Fall ArmywormApril 21, 2021
CTNBio, Brazil's biosafety regulatory agency, has approved Oxitec's Friendly™ fall armyworm technology on March 9, 2021 for application on farmers' fields.
The approval follows an in-depth, independent evaluation of scientific data by CTNBio, permitting the deployment of this solution on commercial crops across Brazil, and validating it as a safe, environmentally friendly, and sustainable crop protection solution.
Powered by Oxitec's Friendly™ technology, this fall armyworm solution has been developed to protect farmers' crops and livelihoods and will now proceed to large pilot programs in Brazil. The deployment of Oxitec's Friendly™ fall armyworm will reduce populations of fall armyworm in a safe and environmentally friendly way, in parallel with the existing tools available to farmers.
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