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30SeedWorldRegulatoRyRoundupNx14inx14x1eBx14x18ramx18ndsPx14x18nInfrinx1ax18mx18nlx14wsiBayerCropSciencehasamendeditspatentin-ringementlawsuitpendingintheUnitedStatesDistrictCourt-ortheDistricto-DelawareagainstDowAgroSciences-ollowingDASx19sannouncementthatithasapplied-orapprovaltolaunchathree-geneherbicidetolerantsoybeanundertheDowEnlistbrandname.Bayerx19sexistingsuitassertsthatDASx19spreviouslyannouncedDowEnlistbrando-cornsoybeansandcottonin-ringeBayerx19s24-Dherbicidetolerancepatents.IntheamendmentBayerclaimsthatDASx19snewlyannouncedproductsalsoin-ringeseveralBayerpatentscoveringglyphosate-tolerantplants.ThiscomplaintnowseeksapermanentinjunctionbothagainstDASx19sunauthorizeduseo-thecompanyx19s24-DherbicidetolerancepatentsandBayerx19sglyphosatetolerancepatents.x1cRespect-orintellectualpropertyisthe-oundation-oranyresearch-basedbusinessx1dsaysMargaretKeatingassociategeneralcounsel-orBayerCropSciencex1candweintendtovigorouslyen-orceourpropertyrights.x1dDPnRx18cx18ivx18stwePaRx18x1aisrx14insfrCrnPrdcsDuPontbusinessPioneerHi-Bredhasapproval-romtheU.S.EnvironmentalProtectionAgency-orOptimumAcreMaxandOptimumAcreMaxXtrainsectprotectionproductsincorn.OptimumAcreMaxmarkstheindustryx19sx1rstU.S.approvalo-asingle-bagintegratedre-ugeproductthattargetsonlyabove-groundinsects.BothOptimumAcreMaxandOptimumAcreMaxXtraproductsintegrateallo-aCornBeltgrowerx19sre-ugeneedsintoasinglebag.x1cWeareexcitedtoo--ercorngrowersthebroadestline-upo-simplix1edintegratedre-ugeproductsintheindustryx1dsaidPaulE.Schicklerpresidento-Pioneer.x1cOptimumAcreMaxandOptimumAcreMaxXtraproducts-romPioneerwillnotonlyhelpgrowersmaximizecornyieldsbutpreservevaluablein-plantinsectprotection-orthe-uture.x1dSnx1ax18nx14Rx18cx18ivx18sImprapprvx14x1esSyngentainNorthAmericahasreceivedimportapproval-romJapaneseandMexicanregulatoryauthorities-ortheAgrisureViptera3220traitstackwhicho--erscorngrowersdualmodeso-actionagainstabroadspectrumo-above-groundinsectsincludingcornboreraswellasax1vepercentre-ugeintheCornBeltregiono-theUnitedStates.Theseregulatoryapprovalsallowtheimportationo-U.S.corngrownwiththeAgrisureViptera3220traitstack-or-oodor-eedusewithinJapanandMexico.x1cJapaneseandMexicanimportapprovalsprovideU.S.growersaccesstoahighlyvaluablemarketandareamajorsteptowardAgrisureViptera3220traitstackcommercialization-orthe2012growingseasonx1dsaysDavidMorganSyngentax19sNorthAmericanregionaldirectorandpresidento-SyngentaSeedsInc.Snx1ax18nx14ax1arisrx18trx14iSx14ckapprvx18dbePaTheU.S.EnvironmentalProtectionAgencyhasgrantedregistrationapproval-orSyngentax19sAgrisure3122traitstack.TheAgrisure3122stacko--ersgrowersdualmodeso-actionagainstbothcornborerandcornrootwormwithastructuredre-ugeo-onlyx1vepercentintheCornBeltregiono-theUnitedStates.TheAgrisure3122traitstackincludestheAgrisureCBLLtraitwhichhasbeenhelpingtoprotectcorn-romEuropeancornborer-ormorethan10yearstheAgrisureRWtraitwhichprotectsagainstcornrootwormtheHerculexItrait-orcornborertheHerculexRWtrait-orcornrootwormandtheAgrisureGTtrait-orglyphosatetolerance.Inx18rnx14inx14x1eerpx18x14nCrfJsicx18Rx1ex18sFrx18nchBx14nngMCrpsIx1ex1ex18x1ax14x1eTheEuropeanCourto-JusticehasjudgedtheFrenchbanonthecultivationo-geneticallymodix1edcropstobeillegal.TheECJrulinghasconx1rmedtheargumentsraisedbyFrench-armersandseedcompaniesthatthe2008FrenchgovernmentordersuspendingMON810usebyFrench-armersdidnot-ollowapplicableproceduralregulations.InadditiontheECJindicatedthatemergencymeasurescanbeinvokedonlywhenthereisaclearandseriousrisktohumanhealthanimalhealthorenvironmentbutthiswasnotthecasewhentheFrenchgovernmentinitiallyacted.EuropaBioviewstheCourtx19sjudgmentasasigno-progress.x1cTheEuropeanCourto-JusticehasgivenaclearverdicttodayEUmemberstatescannotbanGMbasedonmythsandhearsay.In-actFrench-armershadthreeyearso-experienceplantingGMcropspriortothisbanx1dsaysCarelduMarchieSarvaasEuropaBiox19sdirectoro-greenbiotechnology.x1cEuropeanscientistshaveshownagainandagainthatGMcropsposenorisktohealthortheenvironmentandin-acthavehealthsocio-economicandenvironmentalbenex1ts.A-teralltheyaregrownonnearly150millionhectaresworldwidebyover15million-armers90percento-whomareresource-poor-armersworkingindevelopingcountries.x1deuBx14cksRix1ahBx14ngMCx1eivx14inEuropeanUnionmemberstatesshouldhavethefexibilitytobanorrestrictthecultivationo-geneticallymodix1edcropsandshouldbeabletociteenvironmentalmotives-ordoingsoaccordingtomemberso-theEuropeanParliamentwhorecentlyvotedondra-tlegislation.Thedra-tamendmenttoexistinglegislationwillnowgotothecouncil-or-urtherdiscussion.x1cIampleasedthatparliamenthasreachedanagreementonthedi-x1cultissueo-GMOswhichhasbeenanissueo-publicconcern-oryears.I-thecouncilmanagestox1ndacommonpositionthisbalancedagreementwillallowcountriesandregionstherighttonotgrowGMOsi-theyso