On July 4, 2017, the European Commission has granted five authorizations for
genetically modified (GM) crops for food/feed use. The GM crops are cotton
281-24-236 x 3006-210-23 x MON 88913; cotton
× 59122 × MIR604 × 1507 × GA21; maize
DAS-40278-9; and the renewal of maize
The approved GM crops had gone through the full authorization procedure,
including a favorable scientific assessment by the European Food Safety
Authority (EFSA). The crops also received "no opinion" votes from the Member
States in both the Standing and Appeal Committees and the Commission adopted
the pending decisions.
The authorizations do not cover cultivation, valid for 10 years, and any
products produced from these GM crops will be subject to the EU's strict
labelling and traceability rules.