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USDA Deregulates Two Monsanto Genetically Engineered Seeds

For related articles and more information, please visit OCA's Genetic Engineering page , Millions Against Monsanto page . The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced on Thursday its decision to deregulate two Monsanto genetically engineered (GE) seed varieties: a corn variety engineered to resist drought conditions and an herbicide-resistant soybean engineered to produce more fatty acids than regular soybeans. Regulators legalized the seeds after reviewing risk assessments, public comments and data provided by Monsanto. Monsanto is planning "on-farm trials" of drought-tolerant corn, known as MON 87460, during the upcoming planting season "to give farmers experience with the product" and generate commercial data, according to a statement from the company. The corn contains a protein gene from a bacterium that reportedly limits yield loss when corn plants ar...

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