Genetically Modified Soy LibertyLink Genetically Modified Soy Approved in Argentina
Genetically modified soy with Bayer's LibertyLink technology took a big step in Argentina: The technology recently was approved by the Argentinean National Ministry of Agriculture.
Monheim/Germany, Buenos Aires/Argentina – Bayer Crop Science received the final approval for the introduction of its herbicide tolerant soybeans 'Liberty Link' from Argentina's National Ministry of Agriculture. LibertyLink, a series of genetically modified plants, conveys tolerance to the glufosinate-ammonium herbicide Liberty. Bayer greet this approval after a lawsuit concerning the release of Liberty Link rice in the US ended in an US $ 750 million settlement for Bayer.
"The approval of this technology for soybeans shows a very positive and constructive position towards plant biotechnology in Argentina. This is an important step towards more sustainable and innovative solutions for farmers in that country,” said Mathias Kremer, Head of the BioScience business unit of Bayer Crop Science. “The approval in Argentina is another important step towards regional regulatory harmonization for soybean innovation and trade. It further strengthens the growth of our seeds and traits business in soybeans,” he said.
According to Bayer Crop Science, the company will launch its first genetically modified soybeans in Argentina once further approvals for important stacked traits become available. The Liberty Link traits will be included during the coming years, the company states.