Environmental risk assessment of import and processing of GM soybean DBN8002

Advisory reports | 01.12.2023 | CGM/231201-02
  • The present application (GMFF-2022-11530) concerns the authorisation for import and processing for use in food and feed of genetically modified (GM) soybean DBN8002;
  • The GM soybean expresses the pat gene conferring tolerance to glufosinate-ammonium containing herbicide and expresses the vip3Aa gene conferring resistance to certain plague insects;
  • The molecular characterisation of DBN8002meets 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 DBN8002 to survive in the Dutch environment;
  • COGEM is of the opinion that import and processing of GM soybean DBN8002 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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