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Genetically Modified Organisms

Final environmental risk assessment of genetically modified maize MIR604 x GA21 (EFSA/GMO/UK/2007/48)

Report no: 2013: 12

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Published: 19.03.2013

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Main message:

In preparation for a legal implementation of EU-regulation 1829/2003, the Norwegian Scientific Committee for Food Safety (VKM) has been requested by the Norwegian Environment Agency (former Norwegian Directorate for Nature Management) to conduct final environmental risk assessments for all genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and products containing or consisting of GMOs that are authorized in the European Union under Directive 2001/18/EC or Regulation 1829/2003/EC.

The request covers scope(s) relevant to the Gene Technology Act.

The request does not cover GMOs that VKM already has conducted its final risk assessments on. However, the Agency requests VKM to consider whether updates or other changes to earlier submitted assessments are necessary.

Overall conclusion

The VKM GMO Panel concludes that maize MIR604 x GA21 is comparable to conventional maize varieties concerning environmental risk in Norway with the intended use.

The Norwegian Scientific Committee for Food and Environment

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