Five genetically modified crops (three maize and two soybean) were authorized and the authorization for three maize crops were renewed.
January 26, 2021
The European Commission authorized five genetically modified crops (three maize and two soybeans) and renewed the authorization for three maize crops used for food and feed. All of these GMOs have gone through a comprehensive and stringent authorization procedure, including a favorable scientific assessment by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA). The authorization decisions do not cover cultivation.
Member States did not reach a qualified majority either in favor or against the Standing Committee and the subsequent Appeal Committee. The European Commission has therefore the legal duty to proceed with the authorizations.
The authorizations are valid for ten years, and any product produced from these GMOs will be subject to the EU's strict labeling and traceability rules.
R&D Specialist Aquaculture - Singapore
Regional Manager Aquaculture - China
Aqua Nutrition R&D Lead – Open to remote
Regional Manager Aquaculture - APAC
Aqua Nutrition Director Salmon & Shrimp