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EFSA Says Yes to Reauthorization for GM Sugar Beet in the EU
Posted by: Prof. Dr. M. Raupp (IP Logged)
Date: November 30, 2017 06:17AM

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) Panel on Genetically Modified
Organisms of the European Food Safety Authority (GMO Panel) has given
reauthorization for a genetically mosified (GM) sugar beet in the European
Union (EU).

Developed by KWS SAAT SE and Monsanto Company, the GM sugar beet H7-1 has
been modified to be herbicide resistant. The published risk assessment for
application EFSA-GMO-RX-006 under Regulation (EC) No 1829/2003 is for
renewal of authorization of GM sugar beet H7-1 for import and processing,
excluding cultivation within the European Union (EU).

According to the GMO Panel, under the assumption that the DNA sequence of
the event in sugar beet H7-1 considered for renewal is identical to the
corrected sequence of the originally assessed event, the GMO Panel concludes
that there is no evidence in the context of this renewal application for new
hazards, modified exposure or scientific uncertainties that would change the
conclusions of the original risk assessment on sugar beet H7-1.


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