EU clears Syngenta GMO maize for feed, food imports
Posted: November 30th, 2009 - 10:50am
BRUSSELS -- The European Commission on Monday approved Swiss company Syngenta's genetically modified maize type MIR604, a move that could enable the resumption of imports of soymeal and soybeans for animal feed.
The Commission, executive arm of the 27-nation European Union, said in a statement that it had authorised the maize type for food and feed uses and imports and processing.
"MIR604 maize received a positive safety assessment from the European Food Safety Authority and underwent the full authorisation procedure set up in the EU legislation," the Commission said