A commercial inbred line with the inserted genes of MON 810 is developed by the conventional backcrossing of MON 810 and a non transgenic elite inbred line. The resulting commercial inbred line with the inserted genes of Mon 810 is then crossed with another inbred line, which contains the inserted genes of Corn GA21. The resulting seeds are stacked traits F1 hybrid variety.
Date of authorization:
Scope of authorization:
Food and feed
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Summary of the safety assessment:
Monsanto Philippines, Inc. has filed an application with attached technical dossiers to the Bureau of Plant Industry (BPI) for a biosafety notifications for direct use as food, feed and for processing under Department of Agriculture (DA) Administrative Order (AO) No. 8 Part 5 for Combined trait product corn: MON810 x GA21 which has been genetically modified for herbicide tolerance and insect resistance.
A safety assessment of combined trait product corn: MON810 x GA21 was conducted as per AO 8 Series of 2002. The focus of risk assessment is the gene interactions between the two transgenes.
Review of results of evaluation by the BPI Biotech Core Team in consultation with DA-Biotechnology Advisory Team (DA-BAT) completed the approval process.
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Gene stacking in plants can be conferred either through genetic engineering or conventional breeding
A full risk assessment as to food and feed or for processing shall be conducted to plant products carrying stacked genes conferred through genetic engineering or conventional breeding, where the individual traits have no prior approval for direct use as food and feed or processing from the Bureau of Plant Industry (BPI)
A desktop or documentary risk assessment on the possible or expected interactions between the genes shall be conducted for stacked gene products with multiple traits conferred through conventional breeding and individual events granted prior approval by the Bureau of Plant Industry.
Contact details of the competent authority(s) responsible for the safety assessment and the product applicant:
Bureau of Plant Industry 692 San Andres St, Malate, Manila 1004