First GMO soybeans fully developed in Brazil
The first genetically-modified soybeans fully developed in Brazil was launched this week by Embrapa, the state-run agricultural research company, and Basf. The new technology, called Cultivance®, combines the use of soybean cultivars and a wide spectrum mode of action to manage weeds on wide and narrow leaves. The seed will be used in the eight biggest soybean producing states in the country, firstly. Cultivance is approved in 17 other countries and in the European Union.
The goal of developing the seed was essentially to drop the resistance of weeds. The research took 20 years. Do you think that may be effective to increase soybean yields in Brazil?