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Table 3 Information on relevance of reference varieties used by Monsanto[12] for the US corn production

From: Rat feeding studies with genetically modified maize - a comparative evaluation of applied methods and risk assessment standards

Reference variety

Summary of internet searcha

Campbells 6995

No relevant information available

Cropplan Genetics 461

No relevant information available

Crows 363

No relevant information available


Indication of use ten and more years ago

Parental line of Yield Gard rootworm corn Dekalb DKC53-29


Indication of use ten and more years ago

Described as ‘widely adapted’ by Dekalb in 1999

Pioneer 3394

Highly successful corn variety until 1995, dominating the US corn belt

After causing high economic losses in 95/96 due to very low resistance to Gray leaf spot fungi, the planting of this variety ceased

  1. aInternet search was performed on 12 December 2012 with Google and key words < ‘name’ AND corn > as well as < ‘name’ AND corn AND acreage >.