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CTNBio Clears Monsanto's Bt Roundup Ready 2

9:59 AM MDT | August 20, 2010 | Kara Sissell

Monsanto says it has received approval from Brazilian regulators for planting of the company’s Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) Roundup Ready 2 soybean seeds. The approval by Brazil’s National Technical Biosafety Committee (CTNBio) clears the way for commercialization of Monsanto’s first biotechnology trait to be developed specifically for a non-U.S. market, Monsanto says. However, Monsanto will wait until it obtains approval for Bt Roundup Ready 2 seeds in “key export markets” before commercialization can advance. “This is an...

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