July 12, 2022


European Commission allows GM corn for animal consumption


The European Commission has authorised the use of a new genetically modified corn for human and animal consumption.


However, the authorisation does not refer to the cultivation of the corn in the European Union. The genetically modified corn in question has undergone a thorough and rigorous authorisation process, which ensures a high level of protection of human and animal health, as well as the environment.


The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has issued a favorable scientific assessment, concluding that this GMO is as safe as its conventional counterparts. Following votes in the Standing Committee on Plants, Animals, Food and Feed (SCOPAFF) and the subsequent appeal committee, EU member states did not reach a qualified majority for or against this authorisation.


The authorisation is valid for ten years and any products obtained from this GMO will be subject to strict EU rules on labeling and traceability.

- European Commission

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