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FSANZ clears Syngenta's MIR162 maize

Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) has recommended the approval of food derived from Syngenta’s genetically modified insect-resistant MIR162 maize. The maize is intended for production in North America, but the FSANZ approval would allow imports to Australia and New Zealand. MIR162 maize express the Bt Vip3Aa20 toxin for the control of fall armyworms ( Spodoptera frugiperda), cotton bollworms/corn earworms ( Helicoverpa zea), black cutworms ( Agrotis ipsilon) and western bean cutworms ( Striacosta albicosta). Syngenta has licensed the technology to DuPont seed subsidiary Pioneer Hi-Bred International ( Agrow No 538, p 2). The FSANZ’s draft assessment is open to public comment until May 23rd.


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