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Dow developing competitor to Monsanto’s Intacta soybean

6:59 AM MDT | October 11, 2013 | —Rebecca Coons

Dow Chemical says it is advancing an insect-resistant soybean for South America that, if approved, will compete directly with a newly launched seed Monsanto expects to be its next blockbuster. Dow expects its seed to be available in Brazil and Argentina in the next three to five years, pending regulatory approvals. The company adds that the new seed is the first to be submitted for approvals that expresses two insecticidal Bacillus thuringiensis ( Bt) proteins, providing “broader in-plant protection of lepidopteran pests, as well as improv[ing the]...

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