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OECD Unique Identifier details

MON-87427-7 × MON-89Ø34-3 × MON-ØØ81Ø-6 × SYN-IR162-4 × MON-87411-9 × MON-87419-8
Commodity: Corn / Maize
Traits: Glyphosate tolerance,Lepidoptera resistance,Coleoptera resistance,Dicamba tolerance,Glufosinate tolerance
Argentina
Name of product applicant: Monsanto Argentina S.A.I.C.
Summary of application:

Monsanto has developed the stack corn event MON 87427 × MON 89034 × MON 810 × MIR162 × MON 87411 × MON 87419, a maize tolerant to the application of certain herbicides and protected against the attack of certain lepidopteran insects and coleoptera. This stacked corn also contains an event which gives rise to parental lines with phenotype of androsterility (non-viable pollen) induced by glyphosate, which facilitates the production of hybrid seeds.

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Date of authorization: 17/01/2019
Scope of authorization: Food and feed
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Summary of the safety assessment (food safety):
• Inheritance studies conducted indicated that Mendelian segregation exists. • New expression proteins are expressed in low levels. • It is compositionally equivalent to its non-transgenic counterpart. • No evidence of similarity or homology was found with known toxic proteins. • There is no evidence of expression of known allergenic substances for the proteins expressed in the event. • There is no hypothesis of risk that indicates that there are effects of metabolic interactions and between the proteins of the events when they are accumulated. It is concluded that the stacked event is substantially equivalent to its conventional counterpart, therefore, it is as safe and no less nutritious than conventional commercial varieties.
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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: GMO commercial approvals in Argentina
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Organization/agency name (Full name):
Ministerio de Agroindustria
Contact person name:
Andrés Maggi
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Physical full address:
Paseo Colón Avenue 367, 3° floor, City of Buenos Aires
Phone number:
54 11 5222 5986
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Country introduction:

In Argentina, the food and feed risk assessment process of transformation events, as the result of modern biotechnology, is carried out by the National Service for Agrifood Health and Quality (Senasa). The General Office of Biotechnology, is the area responsible for carrying out this task. It has an specific professional team and the advise of a Technical Advisory Committee composed of experts from several scientific disciplines representing different sectors involved in the production, industrialization, consumption, research and development of genetically modified organisms.

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Stacked events:

Stacked events with all single events approved, are assessed as a new event, but with much less requirements, always on a case-by-case basis.

Contact details of the competent authority(s) responsible for the safety assessment and the product applicant:

National Service for Agrifood Health and Quality (Senasa)

https://www.argentina.gob.ar/senasa

 

https://www.argentina.gob.ar/senasa/programas-sanitarios/biotecnologia