2020

Testbiotech comment on EFSA opinion regarding insect‐resistant and herbicide‐tolerant soybean DAS-81419-2 × DAS-44406-6

TESTBIOTECH Background 20 - 12 -2020

Stacked soybean DAS-81419-2 x DAS-44406-6 contains genes conferring resistance to threegroups of herbicides: – glyphosate (2mEPSPS protein),– 2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid (2,4-D) and other related phenoxy herbicides (AAD–12protein),– glufosinate ammonium (PAT protein). Further, the plants have resistance to lepidopteran pests through the expression of Bt toxins, Cry1Fand Cry1Ac. Implementing Regulation 503/2003 was applied in this case. In weiterlesen

Testbiotech comment on the Statement „Towards a scientifically justified, differentiated regulation of genome edited plants in the EU“ published by Leopoldina, DFG and German Academies of Sciences and Humanities

TESTBIOTECH Background 30 - 9 - 2020

In 2019, the National Academy of Sciences (Leopoldina), the German Research Foundation (DFG) and the Union of the German Academies of Sciences and Humanities published a ‘Statement’ on genome editing, also known as new genomic techniques or new techniques of genetic engineering (New GE). The authors of the ‘Statement’ claim that there are no specific weiterlesen

Testbiotech comment on EFSA GMO Panel´s Scientific Opinion on the assessment of genetically modified oilseed rape GT73 for renewal of authorisation under Regulation (EC) No 1829/2003 (application EFSA-GMO-RX-002) from Bayer/ Monsanto

TESTBIOTECH Background 30 - 8 - 2020

The genetically engineered, herbicide-tolerant (glyphosate) oilseed rape, GT73, produces two different enzymes that confer herbicide resistance (CP4 EPSPS and GOX proteins). The assessment for renewal of authorisation was carried out within the framework of EU Implementing Regulation 503/2013 (EFSA, 2020a).

Testbiotech comment on EFSA’s assessment of genetically engineered maize MZIR098 for food and feed uses, under Regulation (EC) No 1829/2003 (application EFSA-GMO-DE-2017-142) by Syngenta

Maize MZIR098 was produced by Syngenta to express the following proteins:• synthetic Bt toxin eCry3.1Ab (fusion of modified Cry3A (mCry3A) gene and a synthetic Cry1Ab),• synthetic Bt toxin mCry3A (plant codon optimised Cry3A),• PAT conferring resistance to the active herbicide ingredient, glufosinate ammonium. Implementing Regulation 503/2013 was applied in the EFSA risk assessment (EFSA, 2020a).

Testbiotech comment on EFSA’s assessment of genetically engineered maize MON88017 for renewal authorisation under Regulation (EC) No 1829/2003 (application EFSA-GMO-RX-014) from Bayer/Monsanto (April 2020)

The EFSA GMO panel assessed genetically engineered maize MON88017 for renewal of authorisation. This maize produces• Cry3Bb1 protein against the larvae of Coleoptera (beetles) that feed below the ground;• CP4 EPSPS protein for tolerance to glyphosate-containing herbicides. Implementing Regulation 503/2013 was applied in the EFSA risk assessment.

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