Crop Biotech Update

Mexico Approves 4 Additional GE Corn Pilot Tests

March 30, 2012

The Government of Mexico granted approval for the pilot testing of four additional events of biotech corn: DAS-Ø15Ø7-1, MON-ØØ6Ø3-6, DAS-Ø15Ø7-1, and DAS-Ø15Ø7-1xMON-ØØ6Ø3-6. All pilot tests will be conducted in the state of Tamaulipas, covering a total area of 7.55 hectares.

The details of the approval was released by the Mexican government on March 23, 2012. The same publication also indicated that 11 experimental tests requested in 2011 are still pending for approval.

Read the USDA GAIN Report at http://gain.fas.usda.gov/Recent%20GAIN%20Publications/Mexico%20Approves%204%20Additional%20GE%20Corn%20Pilot%20Tests_Mexico_Mexico_3-25-2012.pdf.