China Approves Imports of DuPont Pioneer Soybean (GMO)

Posted: December 23, 2014 in Econ 101, Free Trade, Society and Culture, Technology and Energy

SOURCE: http://www.stltoday.com/business/local/china-approves-imports-of-dupont-pioneer-soybean-variety/article_49e66857-6d22-5ef0-ac48-ff673583634c.html

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China approves imports of DuPont Pioneer soybean variety
Dec 22, 2014

CHICAGO • China has approved imports of a genetically modified DuPont Pioneer soybean variety, the company said on Monday, confirming the last of three expected approvals of biotech U.S. crops from different seed companies.

DuPont Pioneer received “official notice today of the new approval” for a Plenish soybean product, engineered to produce a healthier type of soybean oil, a spokeswoman said.

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said last week that China had approved imports of U.S.-grown Agrisure Viptera corn, developed by Swiss-based Syngenta, as well as shipments of biotech soybeans developed by Bayer CropScience and DuPont Pioneer. However, the companies had not received official notices from China.

Syngenta said on Monday it received official notice, while Bayer received notice of approval on Friday.

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