17th September 2021 By Staff Reporter | email@example.com | @foodtickernz
Food Standards Australia New Zealand is calling for comment on an application to allow the sale and use of food made from a genetically modified corn.
FSANZ chief executive Dr Sandra Cuthbert said corn line MON95379 was genetically modified to protect it from insect pests.
“If approved, food made from this type of GM corn could be imported into Australia and New Zealand in the form of starch, grits, meal, flour, oil and sweetener,” Cuthbert said.
“Our safety assessment found no potential public health and safety concerns with this variety of GM corn. It is as safe as non-GM corn varieties.”