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Monsanto Advances Bt Roundup Soybean Technology

9:34 AM MDT | June 23, 2009 | Kara Sissell

Monsanto says it has completed its application to Brazilian authorities for approval of its Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) Roundup Ready 2 Yield soybeans. The stacked trait seeds provide protection against lepidopteran insect pests as well as tolerance to Roundup agricultural herbicides, the company says. “This is the first biotech insect-protected product in soybeans and Monsanto’s first biotech product targeted primarily at a market outside the U.S.,” Monsanto says. The company expects to commercialize Bt Roundup soybeans “in the early to...

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