Genetically Modified Organisms

Comments to the EFSA public hearing of herbicide tolerant and insect resistant genetically modified maize DP4114 x MON810 x MIR604 x NK603 (application EFSA/GMO/NL/2018/150)

Ordered:

Report no: Innspill til EFSA

Published: 06.01.2019

Kewy message:

The Norwegian Committee for Food and Environment (VKM) has performed a preliminary assessment of the genetically modified maize DP4114 x MON810 x MIR604 x NK603. The assessment was performed in connection with EFSA´s public hearing of application EFSA-GMO-NL-2018-150, on request from the Norwegian Food Safety Authority and the Norwegian Environment Agency.

The assessment of maize DP4114 x MON810 x MIR604 x NK603 is based on information provided by the applicant in the application EFSA-GMO-NL-2018-150, and relevant peer-reviewed scientific literature.

When a company seeks approval of a genetically modified organism in the EU, the application is submitted to the national competent authority of a Member State, which forwards the application to EFSA. EFSA then submits the application for a public hearing across all EEAcountries. VKM conducts its own review of the application and sends its comments to EFSA. EFSA then completes their scientific opinion based on information from the applicant, comments from EEA member countries and independent literature. The scientific opinion is then issued to the European Commission.

Once the Commission issues final approval, VKM then prepares a final health and environmental risk assessment of the organism on request from the Norwegian Food Safety Authority and the Norwegian Environment Agency.

DP4114 x MON810 x MIR604 x NK603 maize provides tolerance to glyphosate and glufosinate-ammonium herbicides, and protection from feeding damage caused by lepidopteran and coleopteran target pests. VKM submitted their comments on application EFSA-GMO-NL-2018-150 to EFSA before the deadline November 12, 2018.

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