China's approval of three canola traits uncertain as February deadline looms

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“Patience is a virtue” – William Langland It’s been six years in the making as the Canadian canola industry waits for the approval of three canola traits for export into the Chinese market — Bayer’s TruFlex (introduced under Monsanto), Optimum Gly, owned by Corteva, and BASF’s Rf3. Whether it’s the opportunity for expanded application windows in-crop, or the demand to double Canada-China agriculture and agri-food trade by 2025, the industry is waiting patiently for full commercialization of these biotech traits. Of the three traits awaiting approval by China, TruFlex’s intended 2019 commercial release has everyone following this very closely.  According…

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