BRASILIA, June 10 China has authorized three new
varieties of genetically-modified soy from world No. 2 grower
Brazil, including Monsanto Co's Intacta RR2, the South
American country's agriculture ministry said on Monday, an
endorsement critical to avoiding a disruption of trade with
Brazil's top soy buyer.
The new GMO variety that Monsanto is ready to market in
Brazil is designed to help fight outbreaks of Helicoverpa
caterpillars that local producers have been struggling to
The ministry said the Chinese government also approved the
GMO soy varieties of CV127 and Bayer's Liberty Link.