The European Commission has authorized two genetically modified (GM) crops for food and animal feed. The Commission’s authorization decision does not allow for the cultivation of the two GM crops, maize, and soybeans in the EU.
The GM crops have gone through a comprehensive and stringent authorization procedure, which ensures a high level of protection of human and animal health, and of the environment.
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has issued a favorable scientific assessment concluding that these GM crops are as safe as their conventional counterparts. The authorizations are valid for 10 years, and any product produced from these GM crops will be subject to the EU’s strict labeling and traceability rules.