A locally-made transgenic stress-tolerant soybean has passed the first of three regulatory reviews in Argentina, putting it on the path to be the first soybean in the world with such a trait to be commercialized. The technology is slated to improve yield by an average of 10% and was developed by Rosario, Argentina–based Bioceres and Davis, California–based Arcadia Biosciences in a joint venture called Verdeca.

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