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OECD Unique Identifier details

Commodity: Soyabean / Soybeans
Traits: Glufosinate tolerance
Name of product applicant: AgrEvo Mexicana, S.A. de C.V.
Summary of application:

Authorization by COFEPRIS: 21

Soybean (Glycine max L.) tolerant to glufosinate ammonium, event A2704-12 and A5547-127

OECD identifier ACS-GMØØ5-3xACS-GMØØ6-4

Submissions (documentation must be submitted in Spanish and may be contained in electronic file):

1) Description of applications or proposed uses of modified food

2) Information concerning source, identity and function of the introduced genetic material, including stability testing

3) Information on the description of the genetic modification and characterization (description of the method of genetic transformation, characterization and description of the inserted genetic material)

4) information concerning the identity and role of the expression of the modified products, including an estimate of the concentration of the modification in the modified crop or food derived

5) Information regarding any expected or known product expression and the basis for concluding that food containing it can be safely consumed allergenicity

6) Information comparing the composition or characteristics of foodstuffs modified foods derived from the original variety or other commonly consumed varieties, with particular emphasis on important nutrients and toxic which can occur naturally in food

7) Additional information (relevant for the safety and nutritional assessment of the modified food)

8) authorizations issued by other countries of the product for human consumption (copy)

Proposed use:

To be processed and used in food and feed, feed and industrial products in the same way as the products obtained with conventional soybeans.


Description from transformation:

The events were developed to allow the use of glufosinate ammonium herbicide active as an option some weed control ingredient. These lines of transgenic soybeans containing the PAT (phosphinothricin acetyltransferase) enzyme that enables plants to survive applications of glufosinate that could be lethal. The pat gene inserted into events, was isolated from a common soil hogo, Streptomyces viridochromogenes and introduced into the plant genome by biolistics.

Date of authorization: 13/08/2003
Scope of authorization: Food
Links to the information on the same product in other databases maintained by relevant international organizations, as appropriate. (We recommend providing links to only those databases to which your country has officially contributed.):
Summary of the safety assessment (food safety):
UI OECD: ACS-GMØØ5-3 X ACS-GMØØ6-4 During the risk assessment of this GMO based on existing knowledge to date, no toxic or allergic effects neither substantial nutritional changes are observed. The event is as safe as its conventional counterpart. For more detail please find attached the risk assessment summary in this page.
Where detection method protocols and appropriate reference material (non-viable, or in certain circumstances, viable) suitable for low-level situation may be obtained:
Relevant links to documents and information prepared by the competent authority responsible for the safety assessment:
Authorization expiration date (a blank field means there is no expiration date)
Organization/agency name (Full name):
Contact person name:
Dra. Sol Ortiz García
Physical full address:
San Borja #938, Col. Del Valle • Del. Benito Juárez C.P. 03100, México, D.F.
Phone number:
+52 (55) 5575-6878
Fax number:
Country introduction:

La Comisión Intersecretarial de Bioseguridad de los Organismos Genéticamente Modificados está integrada por los titulares de las Secretarías de Medio Ambiente y Recursos Naturales Renovables (SEMARNAT), Agricultura, Ganadería, Desarrollo Rural, Pesca y Alimentación (SAGARPA); Salud (SS); Hacienda y Crédito Público (SHCP); Economía (SE) y Educación Pública (SEP); así como por el Director General del Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología (CONACYT).

La presidencia de la Comisión es rotatoria por periodos de dos años, entre los Secretarios de Salud, SAGARPA y SEMARNAT ya que son las Secretarías con un mayor ámbito de competencia en relación con el uso seguro de los Organismos Genéticamente Modificados (OGMs).

Ley de Bioseguridad de Organismos Genéticamente Modificados, estipula que para su implementación la Comisión debe coordinar las acciones pertinentes con las instancias del Gobierno para cumplir su objetivo.

La CIBIOGEM, cuenta con grupos de apoyo que son sus órganos técnicos y consultivos: Comité Técnico, Consejo Consultivo Científico, Consejo Consultivo Mixto y la Secretaría Ejecutiva.

¿Cuál es el propósito de la CIBIOGEM?

Coordinar las políticas de la administración pública federal referentes a diferentes actividades relacionadas con OGMs como son: la producción, importación, exportación, movilización, transporte, siembra, consumo y, en general uso y aprovechamiento de OGMs.


-Courtesy Translation-

The Intersecretarial Commission on Biosafety of Genetically Modified Organisms is made up of the heads of the Secreataries of Health (SSA); Agriculture, Livestock, Rural, Development, Fisheries and Food (SAGARPA); Environment and Natural Resources (SEMARNAT); Finance and Public Credit (SHCP); Economy (SE); Public Education, and the General Director of the National Council of Science and Technology.

The chair of the Commission rotates every two years among the Secretaries of Health, SEMARNAT and SAGARPA, the three entities most directly involved in policies concerning the use and biosafety of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs).

The Law on Biosafety of Genetically Modified Organisms states that the Commission aims to promote and coordinate the actions of Government agencies. CIBIOGEM receives support from the Executive Secretariat of CIBIOGEM, the Technical Committee, the Scientific Advisory Board and the Joint Advisory Council.

What is the purpose of the CIBIOGEM?

To coordinate the policies and federal regulation of activities related to Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) such as: production, import, export, mobilization, transportation, release into the environment, consumption, and general use of GMOs.

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Contact details of the competent authority(s) responsible for the safety assessment and the product applicant:
Secretaría de Salud / Phone: +52 55 5080 5200 /Email: