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2011-01-27 18:41:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following are the comments of Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) and Congressman Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.) on USDA's announcement Thursday that the agency will completely remove current regulations that limit use of genetically engineered (GE) alfalfa, a key commodity in dairy farming, including organic dairy farming, making alfalfa the first perennial GE crop approved for widespread planting. Leahy and DeFazio have led congressional efforts to...

2011-01-27 15:48:00

WEST SALEM, Wis., Jan. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced the deregulation of Roundup Ready® Alfalfa (RRA) without conditions. This was the final step in an extensive environmental review process undertaken by the USDA that took 46 months to complete. With the return of RRA to the U.S. market, alfalfa growers will once again have the option to use this safe, beneficial technology. Some of the benefits of RRA include a more...

2011-01-27 15:26:00

ST. LOUIS, Jan. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- For the first time since 2007, U.S. farmers will have the choice to plant Genuity® Roundup Ready® alfalfa. Today the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) authorized resumption of the sale and planting of Monsanto Company's (NYSE: MON) Roundup Ready® alfalfa. "This is great news for farmers who have been waiting for the green light to plant Roundup Ready alfalfa," said Steve Welker, alfalfa...

2011-01-22 08:56:29

They pop up in farm fields across 22 states, and they've been called the single largest threat to production agriculture that farmers have ever seen. They are "superweeds" "“ undesirable plants that can tolerate multiple herbicides, including the popular gylphosate, also known as RoundUp "“ and they cost time and money because the only real solution is for farmers to plow them out of the field before they suffocate corn, soybeans or cotton. Now, thanks to the work of researchers...

2011-01-22 08:55:15

Discovery may provide solution to spread of herbicide-resistant weeds In an article in the Nov. 23 issue of the journal The Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, researchers with Dow AgroSciences and the University of Missouri report on two bacterial enzymes that, when transformed into corn and soybeans, provide robust resistance to the herbicide 2,4-D. The discovery may soon provide Missouri corn and soybean growers a solution to the growing problem of herbicide-resistant weeds....

2011-01-06 08:30:00

ST. LOUIS, Jan. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Several projects across platforms and crops designed to improve farmers' on-farm productivity and profitability advanced phases today as part of Monsanto Company's (NYSE: MON) annual pipeline update. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click: http://multivu.prnewswire.com/mnr/monsanto/48030/ The company highlighted, in particular, key projects in its yield and stress pipeline collaboration with Germany-based BASF...

2010-12-16 16:29:00

WEST SALEM, Wisc., Dec. 16, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) announced that the long-awaited Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) on Roundup Ready® Alfalfa (RRA) has been published. An electronic copy of the document can be found at: http://www.aphis.usda.gov/biotechnology/downloads/alfalfa/gt_alfalfa%20_feis.pdf "Publication of the final EIS marks an important, critical step to...

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2010-12-01 12:35:00

A federal judge has ordered that a genetically modified crop be destroyed, saying that the altered sugar beets were planted illegally. U.S. District Judge Jeffrey White in California granted a preliminary injunction Tuesday that was sought by the Center for Food Safety and other groups, which said the Monsanto-produced sugar beet crops were planted without proper environmental review. He delayed implementation of the order until December 7 to allow time for an appeal. White said in his...

2010-11-17 13:21:00

WILMINGTON, Del., Nov. 17, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- With 2010 harvest nearly complete across North America, DuPont announced strong seed product performance results for this season. North American growers experienced another year of consistent and dependable yields with corn and soybean products from DuPont business Pioneer Hi-Bred. Yield data report and comparison details are available here. "The 'Right Product, Right Acre' strategy is winning for North America growers and Pioneer," said...

2010-11-08 10:00:00

ST. LOUIS, Nov. 8, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Monsanto Company (NYSE: MON) executives will share 2010 harvest results with investors today, noting that the results confirm the company's innovative corn and soybean trait platforms provided farmers significant yield advantages versus competitor products. The company said the results underpin its product strategy and mid-teens earning growth projections going forward. "Our harvest data provides confidence supporting our U.S. product...


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Roundup Ready Soybean
2013-10-02 13:09:21

Roundup Ready Soybean, GTS 40-3-2, is a genetically engineered variety of glyphosate-resistant soybeans created by Monsanto. Glyphosate kills plants by obstructing the synthesis of the essential amino acids phenylaline, tyrosine, and tryptophan. These amino acids are referred to as “essential” due to the fact that animals cannot make them; only plants and micro-organisms can make them and animals acquire them by consuming plants. Plants and microorganisms make these amino acids with...

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