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Dow Detects Unregistered GM Strain

4:25 PM MST | March 3, 2008 | Chemical Week Editorial Staff

EPA, FDA, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture say that Dow AgroSciences inadvertent release of an unregistered genetically modified (GM) pesticide product poses no public health, food, or feed safety concerns. Officials, who Dow notified of the release, also say the strain poses no plant, pest, or environmental concerns. The strain was found in three Herculex rootworm protection corn seed products. The seed was sold to farmers by Dow’s affiliate Mycogen Seeds and planted in 2006 and 2007, EPA says. The unregistered strain, called Event 32, is virtually...

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