Testbiotech comment on EFSA’s assessment of genetically engineered soybean MON 87708 x MON 89788 x A5547-127 (August 2019)

The EFSA GMO panel assessed the triple-stacked soybean MON 87708 x MON 89788 x A5547-127 derived from crossing genetically engineered soybean events. This soybean had undergone previous assessment (EFSA, 2019a). The soybean contains genes conferring resistance to three herbicides:
- MON 89788 expressing CP4 EPSPS protein for tolerance to glyphosate-containing herbicides;
- MON 87708 expressing dicamba mono-oxygenase (DMO), for tolerance to the herbicide dicamba;
- A5547-127 expressing PAT protein, for tolerance to the herbicide glufosinate.

Consequently, the stacked GE soybean is resistant to three groups of complementary herbicides (glyphosate, glufosinate and dicamba). These herbicides can be applied in combination or individually. Implementing Regulation 503/2003 was applied in this case.

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