Jim Ligon

Head of Seeds Stewardship, North America for Bayer CropScience LP

Jim Ligon, Head of Seeds Stewardship, North America for Bayer CropScience LP, has worked in the agricultural biotechnology industry for more than 30 years. He began his career researching the development of new GM traits for crops, before moving on to Regulatory Affairs and then Stewardship.

Jim has been published in 50 peer-reviewed scientific journals and owns 26 patents. He holds a Ph.D. from the College of Environmental Science and Forestry at Syracuse University.

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Posted On: Friday, 8/09/2013 2:25 am
A: Bayer LL601 GMO rice is a genetically modified rice developed by Bayer and known as Liberty Link Rice 601 ("LLRICE60I"), which in 2006 was detected in samples taken from conventional long-grain rice grown in the USA. In 2008, certain rice stocks that were alleged to contain LLRICE601 in the Philippines were tested by the Philippine Bureau of Plant Industry (BPI) and were found to be free of LLRICE601. Bt63 GM rice is genetically modified rice that has been developed in China without... Continue Reading
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