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Bt11 x MIR162 x NK6Ø3
Commodity: Corn / Maize
Traits: Herbicide tolerance
Name of product applicant: Syngenta Seeds Ltda.
Summary of application:

Syngenta has developed corn (Zea mays L.), Bt11 x MIR162 x NK603 by combining three individual transformation events using classical genetic improvement. The combined product provides control of certain lepidopteran insect pests through the expression of two insecticidal proteins (Cry1Ab and Vip3Aa20) and tolerance to herbicides containing the active principle of glyphosate, through the expression of the CP4 EPSPS protein and glufosinate ammonium, through the expression of the PAT protein.

Date of authorization: 02/03/2023
Scope of authorization: Food and feed
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Summary of the safety assessment (food safety):
Studies carried out with the individual transformation events present in the combined product Corn Bt11 x MIR162 x NK603, combined by classical genetic improvement, have demonstrated that the individual transformation events are as safe for the environment and for human and animal health as corn conventional, not genetically modified.
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Organization/agency name (Full name):
National Biosafety Technical Commission
Contact person name:
Paulo Augusto Viana Barroso
Physical full address:
SPO Area 5 Qd 3 Bl B S 10.1 Brasilia DF
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Country introduction:

Brazil had the first biosafety law approved in 1995. After the identification of the need to improve the biosafety system of Brazilian genetically modified organisms, a new law was published. The Law 11.105 / 05 establishes a technical committee dedicated to the analysis of the safety aspects of genetically modified organisms and a council of ministers that is dedicated to the analysis of the socioeconomic aspects of the commercial release of genetically modified organisms. In this context, Brazil already has several commercial products that involve genetically modified organisms (plants, human and veterinary vaccines, microorganisms for fuel production) and products derived from new genetic modification techniques.

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Stacked events:

At the discretion of, and upon consultation with, CTNBio, a new analysis and issuance of technical opinion may be released on GMOs containing more than one event, combined through classic genetic improvement and which have been previously approved for commercial release by CTNBio

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

Dr. Paulo Augusto Viana Barroso (President of national Biosafety Commission)