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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

3,prop15';s.prop5='External Link';s.eVar3=s.prop5;s.prop15='99636104';s.tl(this,'o','ExternalLink');" target='_blank' href="http://www2.dupont.com/Our_Company/en_US/executives/schickler.html">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 '/>"/>

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