EU approves GM corn for feed and food
The European Union Commission today announced that
it has approved two biotech corn products for food, feed, import and processing
jointly developed by DuPont and Dow AgroSciences LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary
of The Dow Chemical Company.
Corn products containing the Herculex®
RW Rootworm Protection trait (also known as 59122 maize) and the Herculex®
I insect protection trait stacked with Roundup Ready®
Corn 2 (also known as 1507xNK603
maize) are now permitted for import into the European Union (EU).
products have been deemed safe by the EU's own independent scientific authority,
the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), and have already been approved in
numerous other countries around the world. Related news:
EU experts clash on GM maize approval
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