Going Green

Thursday, October 25, 2007

EU Approval on Corn Traits

Genetically modified corn goes to the EU...

EU OKs Three More Corn Biotechnology Traits for Food, Feed Use, NCGA Notes (10-25-07)

Corn and corn products produced from hybrids containing Herculex RW and two stacked traits, YieldGard Plus with Roundup Ready 2 and Herculex I with Roundup Ready 2, can now be exported to the European Union (EU), the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) notes. The three biotech corn traits have received positive safety assessments from the European Food Safety Authority and are now approved for food and feed export into the 27 countries of the European Union.

"We're pleased to see the European Union's regulatory system make this move," said Martin Barbre, chairman of the NCGA's Biotechnology Working Group and a corn grower from Carmi, Ill. "These corn traits have already been approved in the...(complete article here).

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