WASHINGTON, July 22, 2016 After
a long delay, the European Union has approved three biotech soybean traits
for import and processing, according to the U.S. Soybean Export Council.
The stacked events are:
• Monsanto's Xtend (MON87708 x MON89788, with dicamba and glyphosate tolerance. It is approved in China
and is being planted by U.S. farmers.)
• Monsanto's Vistive Gold (MON87705 x MON89788, the product
with glyphosate tolerance and is being grown by U.S.
farmers to provide transfat
free soybean oil for the food industry.
• Bayer CropScience's Balance GT (FG72, with isoxaflutole and
glyphosate resistance. The product is a soybean being grown for seed
increase multiplication with an expected commercial launch this fall.