GA21 maize receives EU approval
Brussels – Unprocessed grains of Syngenta’s herbicide-tolerant biotech maize GA21 have been approved for use in the European Union for an initial period of 10 years, according to a European Commission decision. The genetically modified grains may be components in both food and feed, but may not be planted within Europe. Processed products made with the biotech maize have been EU-approved since 2006. Previously, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) had confirmed that it does not have any concerns regarding the environmental safety of the product.