Brazil OKs GM maize and cotton lines
Brazil has provisionally authorised two genetically modified crops. They are Monsanto’s glyphosate-tolerant Roundup Ready Flex (MON88913) cotton, and DuPont seed subsidiary Pioneer Hi-Bred’s herbicide-tolerant and insect-resistant TC1507xMON810xNK603 maize. The national technical biosafety commission approved the safety of the products this month. Full approval requires ratification by a government council.