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Argentina approves new Monsanto Bt corn variety—60th GMO crop in nation’s history

| October 2, 2019
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Argentina has approved the 60th transgenic seed in its history, a new corn variety resistant to insects and herbicides.

After passing all the rigorous evaluations carried out by the National Agricultural Biotechnology Advisory Commission (Conabia), the National Service of Agricultural Health and Quality (Senasa) and the Undersecretary of Agricultural Markets of the Ministry of Agriculture, the Government specifically endorsed a new Bt corn variety developed by Monsanto, with resistance to insects and herbicides (glyphosate and ammonium glufosinate).

[Editor’s note: This article was published in Spanish and has been translated and edited for clarity.]

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