Issue Date: January 2, 2012
Drought-Tolerant Corn Gets USDA’s Okay
USDA’s Animal & Plant Health Inspection Service has cleared the way for the sale of Monsanto’s corn that is genetically modified for drought tolerance. The product, MON 87460, is the first genetically engineered crop approved by USDA that contains a drought-tolerance trait. “Our drought system is designed to help farmers mitigate the risk of yield loss when experiencing drought stress,” Hobart Beeghly, U.S. product management lead at
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