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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).

These 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.

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