MON863 x MON810 maize is a product of the Monsanto company. It combines a coleopteran-specific insect resistance with a lepidopteran specific insect resistance.
MON863 x MON810 maize is commercially grown in the USA and in Canada. In addition, the stacked maize line can be imported in several other countries, including the EU.
In the EU, feed materials produced from MON863 x MON810 maize can be imported since 2003. In 2010, the EU Commission also authorised the import of food and feed products containing, consisting of, or produced from MON863 x MON810 maize
Liberty Link (LL) rice 62 was developed by Bayer to be tolerant against glufosinate-based herbicides. These herbicides are sold under the tradenames Liberty, Basta, Ignite, Rely, Finale or RadicaleX.
Glufosinate is one of the 22 herbicides that will be phased out of use in the EU following a decision by the EU parliament early in 2009 to set stricter criteria for the toxicity of agrochemicals.