Source: Syngenta Seeds
Syngenta Seeds, Inc., received import approval from the National Commission for Sanitary Risks of the Mexican Ministry of Health (COFEPRIS) for genetically modified corn event MIR162, also known as the Agrisure Viptera trait. Upon receipt of remaining regulatory stack approvals, this import approval will allow U.S. corn growers to export corn grown from hybrids containing the Agrisure Viptera trait to Mexico for food or feed use.
"It is a significant achievement that Mexico, one of the largest importers of U.S. corn, has approved the Agrisure Viptera trait," said David Morgan, president of Syngenta Seeds. "This is an important milestone for American corn growers as it will help them combat the multi-pest complex and provides a readily available market to sell corn grown from hybrids with the Agrisure Viptera trait once it receives USDA approval for cultivation in the U.S."