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36SEEDWORLD.COMREGULATORYROUNDUPNationalSGSReceivesNon-GMOProjectCertifcationSGSBrookingslaboratorieshavebeenapprovedbytheNon-GMOProjecttoconductpolymerasechainreactiontestingwhichisrequiredorcompaniestocomplywiththatstandard.ApprovedtestingintheSGSISO17025laboratoryincludesPCRtestingovariousgrainsandoodmaterials.SGSusesquantitativePCR-basedDNAdetectiontechnologytodeterminetheamountoGMOpresentinsamples.Withtheappropriateprimerandprobecombinationquantitativereal-timePCRcandetectpreciseamountsoGMOinsamples.TheNon-GMOProjectisanon-proftorganizationcreatedbyleadersrepresentingallsectorsotheorganicandnaturalproductsindustryintheUnitedStatesandCanadatooerconsumersaconsistentnon-GMOchoiceororganicandnaturalproductsthatareproducedwithoutgeneticengineeringorrecombinantDNAtechnologies.MonsantoReceivesU.S.Registrationx1borCornMonsantox19sGenuityVTDoublePRORIBCompletehasreceivedregistrationromtheU.S.EnvironmentalProtectionAgencycompletingederalregulatoryauthorizationintheUnitedStates.Commercializationispendingindividualstateauthorizationsandnotifcations.GenuityVTDoublePRORIBCompleteisablendo95percentGenuityVTDoublePROandfvepercentreugenon-Btseeddeliveringthelowestreugeinthecorn-growingareaorabove-groundinsectprotection.x1cIn2012thisproductwillbeoeredbyMonsantobrandsandlicenseesacrossthecorn-growingareax1dsaysBrettBegemannexecutivevicepresidentandchiecommercialofcerorMonsanto.EPAExtendsMonsantoCornRegistrationsTheU.S.EnvironmentalProtectionAgencyhasextendedtheregistrationsotwocorntraitproductsGenuitySmartStaxRIBCompleteandGenuitySmartStax.TheEPAgrantedtheinitialregistrationoGenuitySmartStaxin2009.x1cTheregistrationextensionsbytheEPAreinorcethevalueothesedualmode-o-actionproductsandthereducedreugeapproachesthattheymakepossibleorU.S.cornarmersx1dsaysTyVaughncornproductleadatMonsanto.USDAAPHISImprovesGEPetitionProcessTheU.S.DepartmentoAgriculturex19sAnimalandPlantHealthInspectionServicehasannouncedplanstostreamlineandimprovetheprogramprocessesitscustomersusemostincludingtheagencyx19sprocessormakingdeterminationsonpetitionsornon-regulatedstatusorgeneticallyengineeredplants.APHISgrantssuchpetitionswhenitdeterminesthataGEproductdoesnotposeaplantpestriskandshouldnotbesubjecttoAPHISregulation.x1cWiththeimprovementsAPHISwillsignifcantlyreducetheaveragelengthothepetitionprocesswhilemaintainingstrongoversightx1dsaysEdAvalosU.S.undersecretaryormarketingandregulatoryprograms.x1cThenewprocesswillalsoprovidetheopportunityorearlierinputromthepubliconpetitionsorderegulationsallowingtheUSDAtobetterserveallitsstakeholders.Thischangeispartoourcommitmenttoimprovingthecustomerexperiencebystreamliningprocessesacceleratingdeliveryandusinginnovativetechnologies.x1dInternationalEvaluationReportonEUx19sGMOLegislationThelong-awaitedevaluationreportontheEUx19slegislationonthecultivationandoodandeeduseoGMOshasbeenpublishedbytheEuropeanCommission.x1cThereportisclearinitsfndingtheEUx19sauthorizationsystemorcultivationoGMcropsdoesnotworkx1dsaysGarlichvonEssensecretarygeneralotheEuropeanSeedAssociation.Thecommissionunderlinedthatthemostimportantpointx14theunblockingotheauthorizationonewGMeventsx14isalreadyaddressedbyitsproposaltore-nationalizetheauthorizationorcultivationwhilemaintainingtheEU-levelsaetyassessment.x1cTheEuropeanseedsectorhasalwaysunderlinedthatsuchanapproachisunworkablewithazero-tolerancepolicyortheinevitablemixingoGMandnon-GMproductioninseedandfelds.Thereportclearlyunderlinesthatthispolicyiscausingagrowingdis-harmonizationandlegaluncertaintyoragri-oodoperators.Weurgethecommissiontoaddressthisissueasamatteroutmosturgencyinthecomingmonths.x1dArgentinaApprovesSyngentax19sTripleStackCornSyngentahasannouncedthattheMinistryoAgricultureinArgentinahasapproveditstriplecornstackBt11xMIR162xGA21orcultivationinthecountry.ThetriplestackwhichhasalreadybeensuccessullylaunchedinBrazilwillbeavailabletoArgentinegrowersorthe20122013season.x1cTheapprovaloourtriplestackcornseedconfrmsourleadingoerorinsectcontrolinArgentinax1dsaysJohnAtkinchieoperatingofceratSyngenta.x1cItaddstothearrayotechnologywearenowbringingtocorngrowersasanintegratedoerincludingmarket-leadingseedcareandcropprotection.Triplestackcornwillbejustonecomponentcontributingtothesignifcantsalesgrowthandmarketsharegainswhichweexpecttoachieveincomingyears.x1dThetriplecornstackcombinesherbicidetoleranceandinsectresistance.CFIASpeedsupSeedImportPre-ClearanceProducerswillnowbeabletogetqualityseedasterwithimprovedseedimportprocedures.TheCanadianFoodInspectionAgencynowhastheabilitytostreamlinepre-clearanceproceduresorimportedseedpreventingbacklogat