EFSA clears renewal of MON531 cotton
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has given safety clearance to an application to renew the EU approval of genetically modified insect-resistant MON531 (Bollgard) cotton. Monsanto’s application covers use in food and feed. The EFSA assessment concludes that MON531 is as safe as its conventional counterpart. The opinion will go forward for consideration by the European Commission and EU member states. MON531 was first approved in the EU in 1996.