Molecular characterization of soybean MON89788

Advisory reports | 27.08.2008 | 080827-01

In August 2007, COGEM advised negatively on the application EFSA/GMO/NL/2006/36. The application concerned the import and processing for use in feed and food of genetically modified herbicide tolerant soybean MON89788. COGEM stated that there was a lack of information regarding the molecular analysis. As a result of these comments, the  European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) asked the applicant, Bayer CropScience, for additional information regarding the molecular characterization.

Based on this information, COGEM is of the opinion that the molecular characterization has been performed adequately and the data presented indicate that the flanking regions consist of soybean genomic DNA. Furthermore, by providing a more detailed monitoring plan, the former objections by COGEM regarding the general surveillance are dispelled. Therefore, COGEM reconsiders her previous opinion and advices positively on this application.

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