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European Union Approves Maize with Herculex® I/Herculex® RW and Herculex® RW/ Herculex® I/Roundup Ready® Corn 2 Trait Stacks for Import, Food, Feed & Processing
Date:7/30/2010

BRUSSELS, July 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ --  The European Commission announced that it has granted import, food, feed and processing approvals for biotechnology maize products jointly developed by DuPont (NYSE: DD) business Pioneer Hi-Bred and Dow AgroSciences LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of  The Dow Chemical Company. Maize products containing the Herculex® I insect protection and the Herculex® RW trait stack (also known as 1507x59122 stack or as Herculex® Xtra®), and maize products containing the Herculex® RW, Herculex® I and Roundup Ready® Corn 2 trait stack (also known as 59122x1507xNK603 stack) now are permitted for import into the European Union (EU).

"These approvals show promising movement in the EU for biotech approvals," said Pioneer Hi-Bred President Paul E. Schickler. "We are encouraged by these approvals and urge the Commission and EU Member States to similarly approve biotech crops for cultivation so Europe's farmers have access to the same technologies as other farmers around the world."

Herculex® RW contains the Bt trait (59122) to provide an environmentally improved means of protecting maize plants against attacks by the corn rootworm and reducing the need to use insecticides. Herculex® I contains the Bt trait (1507) to provide protection against a broad spectrum of insect pests, including corn borer, black cutworm and fall armyworm. The Roundup Ready® Corn 2 (NK603) gene for tolerance to glyphosate herbicide allows growers to effectively and efficiently control weeds in their fields, allowing the corn plants to achieve higher yields.

"These approvals tell us that the EU recognizes the extensive health and safety data supporting the use of these biotech products," said Dow AgroSciences' President and CEO Antonio Galindez.  "These authorizations are essential to ensuring that maize products can be freely traded and that the European livestock industry has continued access to the feed derived from them."

Maize products containing these traits (1507x59122 or 59122x1507xNK603) were assessed to be safe for use in food and feed by the EU's own independent scientific authority, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), in April 2009, and already have been approved in nine countries around the world. These products now are authorized for import into the EU in accordance with EU regulations, including the appropriate labeling and traceability of the products.

Dow AgroSciences LLC, based in Indianapolis, Ind., USA, is a top-tier agricultural company that combines the power of science and technology with the "Human Element" to constantly improve what is essential to human progress. Dow AgroSciences provides innovative technologies for crop protection, pest and vegetation management, seeds, traits, and agricultural biotechnology to serve the world's growing population. Dow AgroSciences will market this technology in its soybean seed brands including Mycogen®, Brodbeck™, Dairyland™, and Renze™. Global sales for Dow AgroSciences, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Dow Chemical Company, are $4.5 billion.

Pioneer Hi-Bred (www.pioneer.com), a DuPont business headquartered in Des Moines, Iowa, is the world's leading developer and supplier of advanced plant genetics, providing high-quality seeds to farmers in more than 90 countries. Pioneer provides agronomic support and services to help increase farmer productivity and profitability and strives to develop sustainable agricultural systems for people everywhere. Science with Service Delivering Success™.

DuPont (www.dupont.com) is a science-based products and services company. Founded in 1802, DuPont puts science to work by creating sustainable solutions essential to a better, safer, healthier life for people everywhere. Operating in more than 90 countries, DuPont offers a wide range of innovative products and services for markets including agriculture and food; building and construction; communications; and transportation.

Herculex® Insect Protection technology by Dow AgroSciences and Pioneer Hi-Bred, a DuPont business.

Herculex® and the HX logo are registered trademarks of Dow AgroSciences LLC.

Roundup Ready® is a registered trademark used under license from Monsanto Company.

Mycogen®, Brodbeck™, Dairyland™, and Renze™ are trademarks or registered trademarks of Dow AgroSciences LLC.


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