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Origin Agritech GMO Corn Chosen for National Demo Plot

Origin Agritech Ltd. (Origin) announced its GMO hybrid is the only triple stacked trait corn that has been selected for the national demo plot and is being grown anticipating a 2023 commercial launch according to a release.

The GMO hybrid has two different genes which make it resistant to major corn pests and herbicides. It has the approved triple stacked traits BFL4-2 which is the only approved triple stack trait.

Origin filed for approval of four different varieties in March that contained BFL4-2 including NEC corn. Approval could be possible for a 2023 commercial launch.

“I believe that having this ‘crown jewel’ triple stacked trait integrated into four of our hybrid corn, along with our other traits in the approval process including our drought resistance gene, really puts us in the pole position in the race to commercialize GMO corn in China,” said Origin Agritech’s chairman Gangchen Han. “I am very thankful that the MOA recognized the importance of our revolutionary new GMO corn varieties by including them in the demo plot. We have been preparing for the move to GMO positive for over a decade and I believe we are the best positioned company to capitalize on this multi-billion-dollar market opportunity.”

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