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EFSA positive on Herculex RW cultivation

The cultivation of Dow AgroSciences/DuPont’s genetically modified 59122 maize line, sold as Herculex RW, would be unlikely to raise environmental safety concerns if subjected to appropriate management measures, says the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA). The conclusion follows an assessment of an application for cultivation, import and processing for food and feed uses in the EU. The corn rootworm ( Diabrotica spp)-resistant and glufosinate-tolerant maize line gained EU approval for import and processing for food and feed in 2007 ( Agrow No 531, p 9).



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