Biotech Updates

Quadruple Stacked GM Corn Receives Approval in Argentina

March 23, 2012

The Secretary of Agriculture of Argentina has recently approved Syngenta's genetically modified corn MIR604 and quadruple corn stack Bt11 x MIR162 x GA21x MIR604 also called Agrisure Viptera® 4 for cultivation.

"Agrisure Viptera® 4 corn seed sets new standards in insect control by combining Syngenta's corn rootworm trait with the outstanding performance of Agrisure Viptera® against lepidopteran pests," said John Atkin, Syngenta Chief Operating Officer. "These technologies will play an important role in our development of an integrated offer including market-leading seed care and crop protection."

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