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Advisory reports 14.08.2017

Import and processing of genetically modified maize MON89034x1507xMON88017x59122xDAS-40278-9

(CGM/170814-01)
  • The present application (EFSA/GMO/NL/2013/113) concerns the authorisation for import and processing for use in feed and food of genetically modified (GM) maize MON89034x1507xMON88017x59122xDAS-40278-9 and GM maize consisting of sub-combinations of the parental GM maize lines;
  • Maize MON89034x1507xMON88017x59122xDAS-40278-9 was produced by conventional crossbreeding of the five GM parental maize lines;
  • COGEM advised positively on the import and processing of all five parental lines;
  • The molecular characterisation of MON89034x1507xMON88017x59122xDAS-40278-9  has been updated and meets the criteria of COGEM;
  • The updated molecular characterisation does not provide indications for potential environmental risks;
  • The GM line expresses the genes cry1A.105, cry2Ab2, cry1F, cry3Bb1, cry34Ab1 and cry35Ab1 conferring tolerance to certain lepidopteran and coleopteran insects, and the genes pat, cp4-epsps  and aad-1 genes conferring tolerance to glyphosate, glufosinate-ammonium, aryloxyphenoxypropionate (AOPP) and auxin acting herbicides;
  • In the Netherlands, feral maize populations have never been observed and the appearance of volunteers is rare;
  • Wild relatives of maize in the Netherlands have never been observed and hybridisation of maize with other species is therefore not possible;
  • There are no indications that the introduced traits allow MON89034x1507xMON88017x 59122xDAS‑40278-9 to survive in the Netherlands;
  • There are no indications that MON87427xMON87460xMON89034 xMIR162xNK603 could establish feral populations in the Netherlands
  • COGEM is of the opinion that import and processing of maize MON89034x1507x MON88017x59122xDAS-40278-9 and GM maize consisting of sub-combinations of its parental GM maize line poses a negligible risk to the environment in the Netherlands;
  • COGEM abstains from giving advice on the potential risks of incidental consumption since a food/feed assessment is carried out by other organisations.