Environmental risk assessment of import and processing of genetically modified maize DP4114xMON89034xMON87411xDAS-40278-9 and its sub-combinations

Advisory reports | 09.07.2021 | CGM/210709-01
  • The present application (EFSA/GMO/NL/2020/171) concerns the authorisation for import and processing for use in feed and food of genetically modified (GM) maize DP4114xMON89034xMON87411xDAS-40278-9 and its sub-combinations;
  • The stacked event DP4114xMON89034xMON87411xDAS-40278-9 was produced by conventional crossbreeding of the four GM parental maize lines;
  • The GM maize expresses Cry1F, Cry34Ab1, Cry35Ab1, Cry1A.105, Cry2Ab2, Cry3Bb1, CP4 EPSPS, PAT and AAD-1 proteins and contains DvSnf7 double-stranded ribonucleic acid (dsRNA), conferring resistance to certain lepidopteran and coleopteran pests, and tolerance to glyphosate, glufosinate-ammonium, 2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid (2,4-D) and aryloxyphenoxypropionate (AOPP) containing herbicides.
  • In the Netherlands, feral maize populations have never been observed and the appearance of volunteers is rare;
  • In the Netherlands, the wild relative of maize, teosinte is not present in the natural environment, hybridisation of GM maize with other species is therefore not possible;
  • The molecular characterisation of DP4114xMON89034xMON87411xDAS-40278-9 has been updated and meets the criteria of COGEM;
  • The updated bioinformatic analyses do not provide indications for potential environmental risks;
  • There are no indications that the introduced traits allow the stacked event maize DP4114xMON89034xMON87411xDAS-40278-9 to survive in the Netherlands;
  • There are no indications that DP4114xMON89034xMON87411xDAS-40278-9 could establish feral populations in the Netherlands;
  • COGEM is of the opinion that import and processing of maize DP4114xMON89034xMON87411xDAS-40278-9 and GM maize consisting of sub-combinations of its parental GM maize lines pose 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.


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