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Monsanto looking to sell dicamba-resistant GM soy seed in Brazil

Reuters  |  SAO PAULO 

By Marcelo Teixeira and Roberto SamoraSAO PAULO (Reuters) - The Brazilian unit of seed and agrochemicals maker Monsanto on Thursday said it will run field tests with genetically modified soy seed INTACTA2 XTEND in Brazil in the 2019-20 crop, looking to launch the variety commercially the following year.INTACTA2 XTEND seeds have been engineered to resist some weed killers, including those containing a chemical called dicamba. The use of dicamba-based products caused controversy in the United States last year with accusations that the product drifted and damaged neighbouring crops.Monsanto ...

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First Published: Fri, January 12 2018. 02:08 IST