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Dow AgroSciences' weed control system approved by Canadian government

8:54 AM MDT | October 19, 2012 | Lindsay Frost

Dow AgroSciences, a subsidiary of Dow Chemical, says that Canadian regulatory authorities have approved its Enlist corn trait and soybean trait, part of the company’s Enlist weed control system, for food, feed, and environmental release. The traits provide tolerance to 2,4-D herbicide—giving Canadian farmers technology for dealing with resistant weeds in both crops, the company says. The traits underwent evaluation from the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Health Canada (HC), and approvals are currently being sought in US, Brazil, and...

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