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USDA recommends that Dow's Enlist seeds be deregulated

2:54 PM MST | January 3, 2014 | Rebecca Coons

USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) says that, based on preliminary findings, three genetically modified seeds developed by Dow Chemical "do not pose a plant pest risk to agricultural crops or other plants in the United States," moving the potential blockbuster technology closer to approval. APHIS, which outlined the results in a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) released today, says that the "preferred alternative" is for Dow's Enlist corn, Enlist soybean, and Enlist E3 soybean traits to be deregulated. The...

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