Biotech Updates

EU Approves Three Biotech Soybean Varieties for Import

July 27, 2016

The European Commission authorized three biotech soybean varieties for import. The GM soybean varieties, MON 87708 x MON 89788, MON 87705 x MON 89788, and FG 72, received favorable scientific opinion from the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) last year. The varieties also received "no opinion" votes from the 28 member states of the European Union. The authorizations released are valid for 10 years. According to the Commission's statement, any products produced from approved biotech soybean varieties will be subject to the EU's strict labeling and traceability rules.

Read the press release from the European Commission.