73496 Canola

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73496 Canola is genetically engineered canola (rapeseed) that has had its DNA modified to withstand the herbicide glyphosate (the active ingredient in Monsanto's herbicide Roundup). 73496 Canola was made by Pioneer Hi-Bred International (DuPont). As of 2012, the USDA is considering deregulating (legalizing) it in the United States.

2011: Petition for Deregulation in the U.S.

On August 4, 2011, Pioneer submitted a petition to the USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service for the deregulation of 73496 Canola.[1] On July 13, 2012, APHIS published a notice in the Federal Register announcing that the Pioneer petition was available for public review and soliciting public comments, due on or before September 11, 2012.[2]


See the section on Controversies in the article on Roundup Ready Crops.

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