GenØk-Centre for biosafety refers to the application EFSA/GMO/NL/112 on MON89034 x 1507 x NK603 x DAS-40278-9 maize for import, processing, food and feed or ingredients thereof.
We have assessed the documents available, and highlights in particular the following points for the current application for MON89034 x 1507 x NK603 x DAS-40278-9 maize:
• MON89034 x 1507 x NK603 x DAS-40278-9 is not approved for any application in Norway. Maize event DAS-40278-9 is under assessment in EU, as is the reapplication for maize event 1507.
• The Norwegian Food Safety Authority has commented that the parental events MON89034, 1507, NK603 and DAS-40278-9 are as safe as non-modified oilseed rape for use in feed and foodstuffs (1-4).
• This maize event is tolerant to glyphosate, gluphosinate ammonium and 2.4D herbicides that has different degrees of health and environmental dangers upon use.
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