Village Farms International, Inc.

11:50 AM EST - Village Farms International, Inc. : Has facilitated the approval by both the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) of a novel new crop protectant, Pepino mosaic virus, strain CH2, isolate 1906, which the Company facilitated on behalf of its Belgium-based developer, De Ceuster Meststoffen NV (DCM). The new innoculant, branded PMV-01®, is a mild form of the Pepino mosaic tomato plant virus (PepMV) and protects greenhouse tomatoes against aggressive forms of that same plant virus through cross-protection, which is a plant defense mechanism against viral infections. Village Farms International, Inc. shares T.VFF are trading up $0.36 at $7.54.