Roundup Ready 2 Soybeans Get EU Approval
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Another key regulatory milestone has been achieved, says Monsanto Company. Roundup Ready 2 Yield soybeans have received regulatory approval in the European Union for importation. This approval follows the European Food Safety Authority's positive scientific opinion in July concluding Roundup Ready 2 Yield is safe for import as food and feed.
The European Union imports accounted for
approximately 10 percent of
Roundup Ready 2 Yield soybeans are the next generation of the popular Roundup Ready(R) technology farmers have used in soybeans since 1996. "In four years of testing, Roundup Ready 2 Yield soybeans have demonstrated a consistent yield advantage of 7 to 11 percent over Roundup Ready soybeans. The four-year average yield increase of Roundup Ready 2 Yield over its first-generation counterpart was 9 percent," states Monsanto in a press release.
Monsanto's Roundup Ready 2 Yield soybeans will be
introduced on 1 million to 2 million
Such approvals are important for ensuring
successful biotechnology product launches, as they allow
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