Russia OKs feed use for Syngenta's Enogen maize
Russia has approved Syngenta’s genetically modified Enogen (Event 3272) maize for feed use, reports the Black Sea Biotechnology Association (BSBA). The maize was primarily developed for dry-grind bioethanol production. It expresses a thermostable alpha-amylase enzyme, AMY797E, from the bacteria, Thermococcales spp. Russia granted food use approval for the maize earlier this year ( Agrow No 589, p 28). It has already been approved for food and feed use by Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Mexico and the Philippines, and is awaiting USDA deregulation, the BSBA notes.