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Australasia assesses MON87427 maize

Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) has begun assessing an application from Monsanto for food derived from genetically modified MON87427 maize. It has tissue-selective tolerance to the herbicide, glyphosate, for the production of viable hybrid seed. MON87427 maize is being reviewed for commercial planting by the US and Canadian authorities ( Agrow No 615, p 22). FSANZ expects its assessment to be finalised by late July 2012.



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