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Argentina first country to approve GMO wheat

Christian Fernsby |
Argentina has become the first country in the world to approve HB4 drought-resistant transgenic wheat by biotechnology firm Bioceres SA, the government has confirmed.

Topics: ARGENTINA   

“HB4 technology provides seeds that are more tolerant to drought, minimizing production losses, improving the capacity of plants to adapt to situations of hydric stress and giving greater predictability to yields by hectare,” said a statement issued by the Science and Technology Ministry and the CEO of Bioceres SA, Federico Trucco.

The company, Argentina’s leading provider of bio based solutions for the agriculture sector, will only start commercializing HB4 wheat upon import approval in Brazil, which purchases most of its wheat from Argentina.

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