China Approves Traits
Pam Smith DTN\Progressive Farmer Crops Technology Editor
Mon Dec 22, 2014 03:50 PM CST

DECATUR, Ill. (DTN) -- Syngenta officially announced Monday it has received the safety certificate needed for its Agrisure Viptera trait (MIR 162) from China's regulatory authorities. This formally grants import approval for corn grain and dried distillers grains (DDGs) containing the trait for food and feed use.

The above-ground insect trait has been approved for cultivation in the U.S. since 2010 and Syngenta originally submitted the import approval dossier to Chinese authorities in March 2010.

In November 2013, Chinese ports began rejecting U.S. corn imports, saying they were tainted with Viptera. China also rejected DDG shipments and at least one ...

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