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COGEM Concludes Import of MON89034 x 1507 x NK603 Maize Does Not Pose an Environmental Risk in the Netherlands

July 27, 2023

The Netherlands Commission on Genetic Modification (COGEM) released the advice for the renewal of the authorization for the import and processing of genetically modified (GM) maize MON89034 x 1507 x NK603 which was previously authorized in 2013 and valid for a period of 10 years.

The authorization holders filed an application for renewal and submitted monitoring reports, updated bioinformatic analyses, and a systematic literature search. The COGEM advice has the following findings on the stacked herbicide tolerant and insect resistant GM maize:

  • The molecular characterization of MON89034 x 1507 x NK603 has been updated and meets the criteria of COGEM;
  • The updated bioinformatic analyses, the literature review, and post-market environmental monitoring reports do not provide indications that the import of MON89034 x 1507 x NK603 poses a risk to the environment;
  • The overall conclusion from COGEM states that the import and processing of MON89034 x 1507 x NK603 maize poses a negligible risk to the environment in the Netherlands.

For more information, read the COGEM advice.

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