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EFSA clears renewal of LibertyLink maize imports

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has given a positive safety assessment to Bayer CropScience's application to renew the EU approval for import and food and feed use of its genetically modified LibertyLink T25 glufosinate herbicide-tolerant maize. Bayer submitted its application in 2007 and originally included cultivation. However, the company withdrew the cultivation component in January 2013. T25 maize was one of the first GM crops to be authorised in the EU, including a cultivation approval in 1998. It was then caught up in an EU moratorium on GM crops and Bayer eventually abandoned plans to cultivate the maize line in the region in 2004. LibertyLink maize continues to be grown in countries such as the US. The EFSA opinion will go forward for consideration by the European Commission.


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