Syngenta responds to Viptera corn marketing controversy
Will this affect sales of corn hybrids with the Agrisure Viptera trait?
Syngenta intends to sell corn hybrids with the Agrisure Viptera trait for next year and expects approval for the Agrisure Viptera trait in China by late March 2012.
Is this comparable to the StarLink situation?
Absolutely not. The Agrisure Viptera trait is fully approved for all uses in the U.S., including approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Also, the trait has approval in all of the key import markets for which the NCGA and BIO recommend before commercial launch.
What is the NCGA?
The NCGA (National Corn Growers Association) represents 35,000 dues-paying corn farmers nationwide and the interests of more than 300,000 growers who contribute through corn checkoff programs in their states. NCGA and its 48 affiliated state associations and checkoff organizations work together to create and increase opportunities for their members and their industry. More information is available at www.ncga.com
What is BIO?
BIO (Biotechnology Industry Organization) is the world's largest biotechnology organization, providing advocacy, business development and communications services for more than 1,100 members worldwide. BIO members are involved in the research and development of innovative healthcare, agricultural, industrial and environmental biotechnology products. More information is available at www.bio.org.