Canada posts MON87427 maize application
The Canadian authorities have notified receipt of an application from Monsanto for the approval of genetically modified glyphosate-tolerant MON87427 maize with tissue-selective glyphosate tolerance for the production of viable hybrid seed. The company applied to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency and Health Canada for unconfined release for commercial planting with food and feed use. The application is open to public comment until June 18th. MON87427 maize has been approved for isolated field testing in Japan and an application for non-regulated status is pending in the US.