Argentina becomes first country to approve GM wheat
By Abiodun Ogundairo
10 October 2020 | 8:54 am
Argentina has approved HB4 drought-resistant GMO wheat by biotechnology firm Bioceres SA BIOX.BA, the company and the government said on Wednesday, making it the first country in the world to approve a strain of GMO wheat.
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