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Crop Biotech Update

Monsanto Achieves Corn and Soybean Product Approvals in Latin America

October 15, 2010

Two genetically modified crops developed by Monsanto were given approvals in Latin America: Genuity® VT Triple PRO™ corn in Argentina and Bt Roundup Ready 2 Yield® (BtRR2Y) soybeans in Brazil.

In Argentina, the Genuity VT Triple PRO corn provides a broader spectrum of insect control for below-and above-ground insects and herbicide resistance technology. Hybrid registration for the product is expected to be completed in a month.

In Brazil, the BtRR2Y soybean was given full regulatory approval by the National Technical Biosafety Committee (CTNBio) for its insect resistance and glyphosate-tolerance. The variety will be introduced in Brazil after import approvals in important markets are secured.

Details on this news release can be seen at http://monsanto.mediaroom.com/index.php?s=43&item=885.