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

15.8.2007

<div>The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has assessed the safety of the genetically modified soybean A2704-12 that is resistant to herbicides containing glufosinate in accordance with Regulation (EC) No 1829/2003 of the European Parliament and of the Council on genetically modified food and feed. The public has the opportunity to make comments to the European Commission on this opinion until 10.9.2007. </div>

The comments can be made via the Internet using the address
http://ec.europa.eu/food/food/biotechnology/authorisation/public_comments_en.htm

The form is in English, but the comments can also be made in your mother tongue.

The opinion of EFSA was published on 3 July 2007

EU approval for the genetically modified A2704-12 soybean has been sought for all food and feed purposes, for importing and processing but not for cultivation. The genetically modified soybean A2704-12 has been developed in order to tolerate glufosinate herbicides.

The European Commission makes its draft resolution about allowing the GM soybean onto the market, taking into consideration, amongst other things, the opinion of EFSA and the 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.
http://www.efsa.europa.eu/en/science/gmo/gm_ff_applications/more_info/1062.html

The unofficial Finnish translation of EFSA’s opinion can be found on Evira’s Internet pages http://www.evira.fi/attachments/kasvintuotanto_ja_rehut/rehut/gmo/soija_a2704-12.pdf

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. 020 77 25207

 

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