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GMOs: Commission Authorizes the Import of GM Maize MON 863 for Use in Animal Feed

by 5m Editor
9 August 2005, at 12:00am

EU - The European Commission authorized today the placing on the market of the genetically modified maize MON 863 for import and processing as animal feed. The decision does not cover uses as human food or cultivation. The maize has been modified by Monsanto to make it resistant to the corn rootworm. This authorization has been granted to Monsanto for 10 years. With today’s approval of MON863, the Commission is applying the regulatory framework governing the release of GMOs, one of the strictest in the world. The MON863 maize has been subject to a rigorous pre-market risk assessment, and has been deemed as safe as any conventional maize by the European Food Safety Authority. Robust post-marketing rules will ensure that the product can be traced and monitored when put on the market. <i>Source: eurunion.org</i>

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