EFSA Releases Scientific Opinion on Four-Stack GM MaizeNovember 29, 2017
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) Panel on Genetically Modified Organisms of the European Food Safety Authority (GMO Panel) has published the Scientific Opinion on the safety of genetically modified glufosinate- and glyphosate-tolerant and insect-resistant maize 1507 × 59122 × MON810 × NK603 and its 10 subcombinations independently of their origin. The scientific opinion is published based on the application EFSA-GMO-NL-2011-92 under Regulation (EC) No 1829/2003 from Pioneer.
The scope of application EFSA-GMO-NL-2011-92 is for the placing on the market of maize 1507 × 59122 × MON810 × NK603 and all its subcombinations, independently of their origin, for food and feed uses, import and processing.
The GMO Panel previously assessed the four single events combined in this four-event stack maize and five of their combinations and did not identify safety concerns. No new data on the single events or their previously assessed combinations leading to modification of the original conclusions were identified. The GMO Panel concludes that the four-event stack maize is as safe and as nutritious as its non-GM comparator.
For more details, read the scientific opinion in the EFSA Journal.
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