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China approves genetically modified soy imports from Brazil

11:53 AM MDT | June 10, 2013 | Rebecca Coons

The Chinese government has approved imports of three genetically modified soy varieties—Monsanto's Intacta  RR2 PRO, BASF's CV127, and Bayer CropScience's LibertyLink—from Brazil, according to Brazil's agricultural ministry. Brazil's minster of agriculture, Antonio Andrade, says the approval is important because the soy varieties in question suppress the Helicoverpa armigera caterpillar, which has been spreading in several Brazilian states. "This decision was eagerly awaited by Brazilian soy producers, as companies have few weeks to pack and...

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