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Monsanto Wins APHIS Approval for Herbicide-Tolerant GMO Cotton, Soybean

This article was originally published in Issue Monitor

USDA granted final approval to Monsanto for its new strains of GMO cotton and soybean that are resistant to multiple herbicides. A Jan. 15 announcement from the department's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) said that it has determined these strains would be “unlikely to pose a plant pest risk.” This final approval allows Monsanto to begin selling these cotton and soybean strains, which it plans to market under the trade name Xtend.

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