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Case against the authorisation of Monsanto genetically engineered Intacta soybeans to be heard at the EU Court of Justice

Soybean Intacta developed by US company Monsanto contains residues from glyphosate and produces an insecticide

Tuesday, 10 May 2016

The Court of Justice of the EU (CJEU) has scheduled a hearing for the 12 May on legal action brought against the import of the genetically engineered Monsanto soybeans (T-77/13). MON87701 x MON89788 soybeans were authorised in the EU for use in food and feed. They are grown predominantly in Brazil and sold under the brand name Intacta. These plants have a unique combination of two genetically engineered traits: They express a so-called insecticidal Bt toxin and are resistant to the herbicide glyphosate, commonly known under trade names such as Roundup.