Import and processing of genetically modified maize MON87427xMON89034xMIR162xNK603

Advisory reports | 24.08.2016 | CGM/160824-01
  • The present application (EFSA/GMO/NL/2016/131) concerns import and processing of genetically modified (GM) maize MON87427xMON89034xMIR162xNK603, for the use in feed and food;
  • MON87427xMON89034xMIR162xNK603 was produced by conventional crossbreeding of the parental GM lines MON87427, MON89034, MIR162 and NK603;
  • COGEM advised positively on the import and processing of all four parental lines;
  • Maize MON87427xMON89034xMIR162xNK603 expresses the genes cp4 epsps, cp4 epsps L214P, pmi, cry1A.105, cry2Ab2 and vip3Aa20;
  • MON87427xMON89034xMIR162xNK603 is resistant to certain lepidopteran insects and is tolerant to glyphosate containing herbicides;
  • The molecular characterization of MON87427xMON89034xMIR162xNK603 has been updated;
  • In the Netherlands, feral maize populations do not occur;
  • Hybridisation of maize with other species is not possible in the Netherlands;
  • Import and processing of GM maize MON87427xMON89034xMIR162xNK603 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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