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Syngenta Seeks Approval for New Insecticidal GMO Bt Corn; Deadline to Comment Looms

Many countries have banned genetically modified (GMO) “Bt” crops, which are engineered to produce their own insecticides by expressing toxins from the soil-dwelling bacteria bacillus thuringiensis or Bt, because of documented harm to people, animals and beneficial insects. However, in the US, there are 16 different GMO Bt varieties of corn already approved for food and feed. Now, Syngenta, a large, global, Switzerland-based chemicals company which notably markets seeds and pesticides, is asking the US Department of Agriculture to approve another.
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