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USDA clears the way for new biotech soybean

USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has approved a petition by BayerCrop Science to deregulate a soybean genetically modified to tolerate the herbicides glyphosate and isoxaflutole. The agency concluded that the double herbicide-tolerant soybean is unlikely to pose a plant risk, a move that clears the way for commercial use of the biotech crop.


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