Biotech Updates

European Commission Authorizes 10 GM Crops for Food and Feed

July 31, 2019

On July 26, 2019, the European Commission authorized 10 genetically modified organisms (GMOs), seven for food and feed uses (cotton GHB614 x LLCotton25 x MON1598; maize 5307, maize MON 87403, maize 4114, maize MON87411, maize Bt11 x MIR162 x 1507 x GA21; soybean MON87751), two renewed authorizations also for food and feed (oilseed rape Ms8xRf3 and maize 1507 x NK603), and one carnation as ornamental cut flower.

All of these GMOs have passed through the scientific and comprehensive assessment of the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA). The authorizations do not cover cultivation and are valid for 10 years. Any products produced from these GMOs will be subject to the EU's strict labeling and traceability rules.

For more details, read European Biotechnology.

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