Report on the Proposed Council Decision Concerning the Placing on the Market of the Genetically Modified Maize Product, Zea Mays L., Line 1507 (link)

September 16, 2005

Brussels, 15 Sep 2005

Full text of Document 12262/05
Suite of documents 12262/05

No Cion prop.: 10785/05

Subject: Proposal for a Council Decision concerning the placing on the market, in accordance with Directive 2001/18/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council, of a maize product (Zea mays L., line 1507) genetically modified for resistance to certain lepidopteran pests and for tolerance to the herbicide glufosinate-ammonium
Consultation deadline: 16.09.05

1. An application to place on the market the above genetically modified maize was submitted in 2004, i.e. before the entry into force of the new Regulation on GM food and feed (Regulation 1829/2003 ), in accordance with the procedure laid down in Directive 2001/18/EC on the deliberate release into the environnment of GMOs.

2. The European Food Safety Authority having given a positive assessment to the product in question, the Commission submitted to the Committee in May 2005, established under Article 30 of Directive 2001/18/EC , a draft decision authorising the import and use of this GM maize as feed, without covering its cultivation and use as or in food.

However, the Committee was unable to muster the qualified majority needed to give an opinion.


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