Australasia OKs MON87701 soybeans
Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) has recommended the approval of food derived from Monsanto’s genetically modified insect-resistant MON87701 soybeans. The soybeans contain the Bt Cry1Ac toxin for the control of lepidopteran pests ( Agrow No 579, p 21). They are intended for cultivation in Latin America, but food products derived from them could be imported into Australia and New Zealand. The FSANZ’s assessment is open to public comment until May 19th.