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Argentina Becomes World’s First Country to Approve GMO Wheat


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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – (Reuters) Argentina has approved HB4 drought-resistant genetically-modified (GMO) wheat by biotechnology firm Bioceres SA, the company and the government said on Wednesday, making it the first country in the world to approve a strain of GMO wheat.

No countries have yet given the green light to imports of GMO products and Bioceres said it will only begin marketing HB4 once it is approved for importation by Brazil, the biggest destination for Argentine wheat.

“Today Argentina is leading technological transformation at an international level,” the CEO of Bioceres, Federico Trucco, said in a statement issued . . .

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