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The head of the world’s largest seed company brushed aside suggestions the U.S. regulatory system has become too burdensome less than a week after a new Monsanto product was delayed by the Department of Agriculture.
Monsanto Chief Executive Hugh Grant is “not overly concerned” by the USDA’s decision last week to compile a fuller environmental assessment of the company’s latest soybean and cotton seeds—which are genetically modified to withstand the herbicide dicamba.
“There’s a lot of noise that the system is broken,” Mr. Grant said at the company’s headquarters on Tuesday. “The reality is the U.S. has over the past decade and a half had a functional system.”
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