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European Commission authorises six genetically mod

Brussels, Belgium
December 22, 2017

Today the Commission authorised six Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs), all for food/feed uses. These GMOs are as follows:

  • Soybean 305423 x 40-3-2,
  • Soybean DAS-44406-6,
  • Soybean FG72 x A5547-127,
  • Soybean DAS-68416-4,
  • Oilseed rape MON88302 x Ms8 x Rf3
  • and the renewal of Maize 1507.

The GMOs approved today have all gone through a comprehensive authorisation procedure, including a favourable scientific assessment by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).

The authorisation decisions do not cover cultivation. These GMOs had received "no opinion" votes from the Member States both in the Standing and the Appeal Committees and the Commission therefore had to adopt the pending decisions. The authorisations are valid for 10 years, and any products produced from these GMOs will be subject to the EU's strict labelling and traceability rules.