An opinion of EFSA on a genetically modified soybean MON89788 has been published - the public has the opportunity to make comments
The public can make the comments via the Internet using the address
The form is in English, but the comments can also be made in your mother tongue.
The opinion of EFSA was published on 11 July 2008
EU approval for the genetically modified soybean MON89788 has been sought for all food and feed uses, for importing and processing but not for cultivation. The genetically modified soybean has been developed in order to tolerate glyfosate herbicides.
The European Commission makes its draft decision about allowing the GM soybean onto the market in accordance with Regulation (EC) No 1829/2003 of the European Parliament and of the Council on genetically modified food and feed, 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.
For more information, please contact:
Senior Officer Raili Laine, Evira, tel. +358 20 77 25207