China Approves Corteva’s Enlist E3 Soybeans
At long last, China has approved Corteva Agriscience’s Enlist E3 soybeans for import, according to a Reuters report on Tuesday.
China also approved four other GM crops for import, including Corteva’s DP4114 Qrome corn, as well as the SYHT0H2 soybean developed by Bayer CropScience and Syngenta but now held by BASF. The other two newly approved products – BASF’s RF3 canola and Bayer-owned Monsanto’s glyphosate-tolerant MON 88302 canola – had been waiting six years for permission, Reuters said.
Reuters quoted a China representative of a U.S. agricultural industry association as saying, “It’s a goodwill gesture toward the resolution of the trade issue.”
Corteva’s Enlist E3 soybeans provide tolerance to the new 2,4-D choline, glyphosate, and glufosinate.