An opinion of EFSA on a genetically modified cotton has been published - the public has the opportunity to make comments


<div>The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has assessed the safety of herbicide resistant modified LLcotton25 in accordance with Regulation (EC) No 1829/2003 of the European Parliament and of the Council on genetically modified food and feed. The public may make comments to the European Commission on this opinion until 16.5.2007. </div>

The comments can be made via the Internet using the address: 
The form is in English, but the comments can be made in your mother tongue.

The opinion of EFSA was published on 13.4.2007
An application has been made for authorization to place on the market of the genetically modified Llcotton25 for food and feed uses, and import and processing. The scope of the application does not include cultivation. The genetically modified LLcotton25 has been developed to tolerate glufosinate herbicide.

The European Commission makes its draft resolution about allowing the GM LLcotton25 onto the market, taking into consideration amongst other things the opinion of EFSA and comments from the public. The opinion is found in its entirety on the EFSA Internet page, where documents related to the opinion are also published.

The unofficial Finnish translation of EFSA’s opinion can be found on Evira’s Internet pages In these pages you will also find information about the applications and procedures for authorization of genetically modified food and feed.

For more information, please contact:
Senior Officer Raili Laine, tel. +358 20 77 25207
Senior Officer Tiina Seppälä, tel. +358 20 77 25228
Finnish Food Safety Authority Evira

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