The Standing Committee on the Food Chain and Animal Health on 20 December returned no definitive opinion either for or against the proposal to authorise the genetically modified GA21 maize for import and processing, and for food and feed use. The European Commission put forward the proposal following an application submitted by Syngenta and a favourable scientific assessment of GA21 from the European Food Safety Authority, which addressed all safety concerns and found there to be no risk to human or animal health or to the...

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