Biotech Updates

European Commission Authorizes 8 GM Products for Food and Feed Uses

December 4, 2019

The European Commission has authorized eight genetically modified organisms (GMOs), all for food/feed uses. These are: maize MZHG0JG; maize MON 89034 x 1507 x NK603 x DAS-40278-9; maize MON 89034 x 1507 x MON 88017 x 59122 x DAS-40278-9; maize Bt11 x MIR162 x MIR604 x 1507 x 5307 x GA21; renewals of soybean MON 89788 and soybean A2704-12; renewal of cotton LLCotton25; and renewal of oilseed rape T45.

All the eight GMOs have gone through a comprehensive authorization procedure, including a favorable scientific assessment by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA). The authorization decisions 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 the European Commission Daily News.

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