Environmental risk assessment of import and processing of GM herbicide tolerant soybean MON94313

Advisory reports | 10.02.2023 | CGM/230210-01
  • The present application (EFSA/GMO/NL/2022/176) concerns the authorisation for import and processing for use in food and feed of genetically modified (GM) soybean MON94313;
  • MON94313 will be used as a parental line to generate stacked events, but will not be commercialised as a single product;
  • The GM soybean expresses the dmo, pat, ft_t.1 and tdo genes conferring tolerance to dicamba, glufosinate-ammonium, 2,4-D and mesotrione containing herbicides;
  • The molecular characterisation of MON94313meets the criteria of COGEM;
  • In the Netherlands, feral soybean populations do not occur;
  • Hybridisation of soybean with other species is not possible in the Netherlands;
  • There are no indications that the introduced traits allow GM soybean MON94313 to survive in the Dutch environment;
  • COGEM is of the opinion that import and processing of GM soybean MON94313 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.
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