MON810 Maize (Monsanto)

Applicant: 
Monsanto
Plant: 
Maize
Trait: 
Inseticidal
Event: 
MON810
Approval: 
Cultivation
Food and feed
Bt-Toxin: 
Cry1Ab
Transformation Method: 
Particle bombardement
Inserted gene: 

cry1Ab

Antibiotic resistance: 
no
Other important parts of the construct: 

CaMV35S promoter with duplicated enhancer region (e35S)

Scope of application: 
Cultivation
Food and feed
Date of approval in the EU: 
Food and feed, import and processing, cultivation: 1998; renewal process pending since 2007
Some approvals for cultivation worldwide: 
USA (1995)
South Africa (1997)
Canada (1997)
Argentina (1998)
Philippines (2002)
Uruguay (2003)
Brazil (2007)
Impact on the European market: 

About 100.000 hectares of Bt maize are grown in Spain. Bt maize cultivation is prohibited in many other countries within the EU. Contamination and the prevention of contamination in seeds, food and feed engender significant costs in the market.

Status of authorisation: 
Authorised in EU
Updated: 
8 April, 2016