Additional advice import of genetically modified soja SYHT0H2
In 2013, COGEM issued an advice on the application for import and processing of genetically modified (GM) soybean SYHT0H2. The GM-line is tolerant of several herbicides. COGEM was of the opinion that the environmental risks associated with import and processing of SYHT0H2 are negligible, but noted that some data underpinning the molecular characterisation were missing. These results should be made available to verify that the conclusions of the applicant were correct.
Recently, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published its scientific opinion on import and processing of soybean SYHT0H2. The opinion also took into account the scientific comments submitted by the EU Member States. The applicant provided new data to COGEM, including the missing results on the molecular characterisation. No issues were detected. In conclusion, COGEM is of the opinion that the applicant has addressed the comments posed by COGEM and that the environmental risks associated with import and processing of soybean line SYHT0H2 are negligibly small.