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2013-09-04 04:21:16

OXFORD, England, September 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Oxitec has applied to Spanish regulatory authorities for permission to carry out a netted field evaluation of its olive fly strain: a novel approach to controlling one of Europe's most damaging agricultural pests. If approved, the study would be the first outdoor trial of a GM insect in the EU. The olive fly (Bactrocera oleae) is the single major pest for olives, causing widespread crop damage and significant financial...