New authorizations for GMOs in Europe

New authorizations for GMOs in Europe

The European Commission, from Brussels, has given the go-ahead to the commercialization of six GMOs for food and feed in the European Union to be consumed during the next ten years.

Specifically, Brussels has granted two new authorizations for MON 87427xMON 89034xNK603 maize and 1507x5912xMON810xNK603 maize, while it has renewed the permits for DAS-59122-seven maize, GA21 maize and H7-1 beet.

Permits are limited only to commercialization, so their cultivation is not allowed and will be valid for a period of ten years. Any product produced from these transgenic varieties must comply with the labeling and traceability standards, the Community Executive has specified.

These five transgenic products have gone through the entire authorization process, including a favorable scientific study developed by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).

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Video: Why Europe Labels GMOs -- Jeffrey Smith (October 2020).