In 2012, the same two companies as above submitted an application for the placing on the market of foods, food ingredients, and feed containing, consisting of, or produced from GM soybean DAS-44406-6. This draft measure also applies for a period of 10 years. This soybean is tolerant to glyphosate-based herbicides, (2,4-D) and glufosinate ammonium-based herbicides.
I voted in favour of the objection opposing the draft measures on the grounds that it exceeds the implementing powers provided for in the basic act. The risk assessment conducted by EFSA on both soybeans does not identify knowledge gaps and uncertainties and fails to assess toxicity, impact on immune system and the reproductive system. The objection reprimands the Commission authorisation procedure, stating it is inappropriate and contrary to the precautionary principle to continue to propose authorising new GMO varieties.