South Korea approved Monsanto’s Intacta RR2 PRO soybean
Jul. 31, 2012
Monsanto created this new seed to be planted in Brazil but it must be approved by every country where Brazil wants to export. Besides of South Korea, USA, European Union and Brazil said yes to the new GM seed.
The Intacta RR2 PRO, according to Monsanto, offers protection against four of the most common plagues on crops in comparison with other seeds currently on market.
According to the company, the new seeds can increase on 6, 59 bags per hectare the soybean productivity on crops, which could give a benefit of approximately U$ 190 per hectare. This average accounts the reduction of insecticides and the gain with the increase on productivity.
The seed was tested for six months by 500 farmers in 275 cities in Brazil.
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