3. EPA approves complex engineered crop behind closed doors

September 2009
Food & Environment Electronic Digest;2009, p3
The article reports that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has approved SmartStax, a genetically engineered (GE) crop. It states that the crop is a variety of corn that contains six genes for insect resistance and two for herbicide tolerance. It also notes that Monsanto Co. and Dow Chemical Co., developers of SmartStax, expect the variety to be cultivated on three to four million acres by 2011.


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