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The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has concluded that Bayer CropScience's genetically modified glufosinate-tolerant A5547-127 (LibertyLink) soybean line is as safe as its conventional counterpart. The EFSA safety clearance will go forward for consideration by the European Commission and EU member states. Bayer submitted its application in 2008 for EU approval for import, processing and use in food and feed. It already holds EU import approval for another LibertyLink glufosinate-tolerant soybean line, A2704-12. LibertyLink soybeans are approved for cultivation in the U.S., Canada and Brazil.


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