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Advisory reports 12.04.2016

Import and processing of insect resistant and herbicide tolerant generically modified maize 1507xMON810xMIR162xNK603

(CGM/160412-01)

  • The present application (EFSA/GMO/NL/2015/127) concerns import and processing for use in feed and food of genetically modified maize 1507xMON810xMIR162xNK603;
  • 1507xMON810xMIR162xNK603 was produced by conventional crossbreeding of the parental GM lines 1507, MON810, MIR162 and NK603;
  • COGEM advised positively on import and processing of all four parental lines;
  • The GM line expresses the cry1F, cry1Ab, vip3Aa20, pmi, cp4 epsps and pat genes;
  • 1507xMON810xMIR162xNK603 is resistant to certain lepidopteran insects, tolerant to glyphosate and glufosinate-ammonium containing herbicides and has the ability to utilize mannose as the primary carbon source;
  • The molecular characterization of 1507xMON810xMIR162xNK603 is updated and meets the criteria of COGEM;
  • In the Netherlands feral maize populations cannot occur;
  • Hybridisation of maize with other species is not possible in the Netherlands;
  • The molecular characterization of 1507xMON810xMIR162xNK603 maize is adequate;
  • There are no indications that expression of the introduced traits or any combination thereof will alter the fitness of 1507xMON810xMIR162xNK603 maize;Import and processing of maize 1507xMON810xMIR162xNK603 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 already carried out by other organisations.