The Commission authorised two genetically modified crops (1 maize and 1
soybean) for food and animal feed.
The Commission's authorisation decision does not allow for their
cultivation in the EU, only for their use as food and animal feed. These
GMOs have gone through a comprehensive and stringent authorisation
procedure, which ensures a high level of protection of human and animal
health, and of the environment.
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) issued a favourable scientific
assessment concluding that these GMOs are as safe as their conventional
counterparts. Member States did not reach a qualified majority either in
favour or against the authorisations at the Standing Committee and at
the subsequent Appeal Committee. The authorisations are valid for 10
years, and any product produced from these GMOs will be subject to the
EU's strictlabelling and traceability rules
Daily News 19 / 05 / 2022 (europa.eu)