The European Commission (EC) has announced authorization allowing the import of five genetically modified strains of corn and sugar beets for use as food or feed.
The approvals include two new ones for stacked biotech corn traits developed by Monsanto and DuPont Pioneer – MON 87427 X MON 89034 x NK 603; and 1507 X 59122 X MON 810 X NK 603. Both are herbicide and insect-resistant traits.
The EC also renewed the market authorization for two strains of biotech-enhanced corn (DAS-59122-7 and GA 21), as well as one sugar beet trait (H7-1).
The authorizations came after approval by the European Food Safety Authority. The authorizations are valid for 10 years, and any products derived from these traits are subject to the EU’s labeling and traceability rules.