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EPA science panel meets to discuss Monsanto application for newest Bt corn variety

(Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2002 -- CropChoice news) -- The Environmental Protection Agency's Scientific Advisory Panel began its three-day meeting today in Arlington, Virginia for more review of Monsanto's newest genetically engineered corn variety -- MON 863. It contains a protein that expresses the bacterium bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) to kill the corn rootworm pest.

The Panel will examine data and take oral comments from various interested parties.

For more information, go to: http://www.epa.gov/oscpmont/sap/index.htm#august