This excerpt taken from the SYT 6-K filed Jul 24, 2008.
corn acres were lower in the USA, they expanded in all other regions in response to higher corn prices. With GM technology in its infancy outside North America, sales growth in these regions has reflected the strength of Syngenta’s conventional hybrids as well as the acreage increase. In the USA, where GM penetration continued to expand, the successful launch of proprietary triple stack seed completed Syngenta’s offer of all current corn trait combinations. Further advances in portfolio quality will be achieved through the combination of these traits with elite germplasm. In Brazil, approval for our Bt11 trait was confirmed and will enable us to play a leading role in the introduction of new corn technology.