Monsanto seeks Australasia OK for MON87403 maize
Monsanto has applied to Food Standards Australia New Zealand to allow the import of containing genetically modified high-yielding MON87403 maize. The line has been modified for increased ear biomass at an early reproductive phase through the introduction of the Arabidopsis thaliana ATHB17 gene. The USDA has recommended the deregulation of the maize. FSANZ expects to propose a decision on the application in late 2015 and to finalise it next year.