The European Commission said [Sept. 16] it had authorized 11 varieties of genetically modified maize produced by Syngenta… for use as food or feed.
The authorization, which does not cover cultivation, is valid for 10 years and any products with the GM maize strains are subject to labeling and traceability rules.
The Commission stepped in with a decision after the EU’s member states failed to produce an opinion. The European Food and Safety Authority had given a favorable assessment.
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Although authorized for food and feed, in practice the EU-approved GM strains are exclusively used in animal feed…
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