EFSA clears renewal of Roundup Ready cotton
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has given safety clearance to Monsanto’s application to renew the approval for food and feed use of its genetically modified glyphosate-tolerant Roundup Ready (MON1445) cotton. The EFSA considers MON1445-derived products to be as safe as their conventional counterparts. Its opinion will go forward for consideration by the European Commission. Roundup Ready cotton gained its first EU approval for food and feed use at the end of 2002.