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EFSA unable to reach conclusion on safety of Syngenta GM corn because of insufficient data

2:05 PM MDT | June 25, 2013 | Francinia Protti-Alvarez

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA; Parma, Italy) says it was unable to reach a conclusion on the safety of genetically modified (GM) corn 3272 after the applicant, Syngenta, failed to provide the necessary information for a full risk assessment to take place. EFSA was, as a result, unable to conclude on the safety of GM corn 3272 with regard to human and animal health because the application did not meet a number of minimum standards set out in EFSA's guidance documents. EFSA's panel on genetically modified organisms (GMO) found that the comparative...

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