Sunday, August 5, 2012

USDA Looks to Approve Monsanto's Drought-Tolerant Corn

Source: New York Times

USDA noted that many corn varieties on the market match Monsanto's strain in their water use.

"The reduced yield [trait] does not exceed the natural variation observed in regionally-adapted varieties of conventional corn," the report says, adding that "Equally comparable varieties produced through conventional breeding techniques are readily available in irrigated corn production regions."