Syngenta receives approval for Bt11 corn in Brazil

Published on: 10:22AM Jun 20, 2008

Basel, Switzerland, June 20, 2008

The National Biosafety Committee (CNBS) in Brazil has ratified a decision authorising sales of corn containing Syngenta’s Bt11 trait for Fall Armyworm and Sugarcane Borer control.

Davor Pisk, Chief Operating Officer of Syngenta Seeds, said: “We are very pleased to have obtained this approval which will enable us to play a leading role in the introduction of new corn technology in Brazil. The launch of Bt11 corn this year will expand Syngenta’s broad-based offer encompassing seeds, traits, seed care and crop protection and will enhance the competitiveness of Brazilian growers.”

Syngenta’s Bt11 is already approved for cultivation in a number of countries including Argentina, Canada, Philippines, United States and South Africa, and has import approval for the European Union.


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