Biotech Updates

Brazil Approves Syngenta’s Bt11 Corn

June 27, 2008

Brazil’s National Biosafety Commission (CTNBio) has authorized the sale of Syngenta’s genetically modified Bt11 corn in the country. The transgenic corn offers protection against insect pests such as the corn earworm, fall armyworm and the sugarcane borer. Bt11 is already approved for cultivation in a number of countries including Argentina, Canada, the Philippines, United States and South Africa. It also has import approval in Australia, South Korea and the European Union. Syngenta plans to launch Bt11 in Brazil within this year.

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