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EFSA Publishes Scientific Opinion on GM Maize 4114

May 30, 2018

The Panel on Genetically Modified Organisms of the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) (GMO Panel) has published the Scientific Opinion on the safety of genetically modified (GM) maize (Zea mays L.) 4114 (Unique Identifier DP‐ØØ4114‐3). The scientific opinion is published based on the application EFSA‐GMO‐NL‐2014‐123 under Regulation (EC) No. 1829/2003 from Pioneer Overseas Corporation.

The scope of the application EFSA‐GMO‐NL‐2014‐123 is for import, processing, and food and feed uses of maize 4114 within the European Union (EU), but excludes cultivation in the EU.

The GMO Panel did not identify any safety issues pertaining to the intended uses of maize 4114 and concludes that maize 4114, as described in the application, is as safe as its non‐GM comparator(s) and the tested non‐GM reference varieties with respect to potential effects on human and animal health and the environment.

For more details, read the scientific opinion in the EFSA Journal.