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Notice of submission from Monsanto Canada ULC for novel food, livestock feed and environmental safety approval for commercial planting purposes of a plant genetically modified for herbicide tolerance

January 25, 2019

Background

CFIA and Health Canada have received a submission from Monsanto Canada ULC seeking an environmental safety approval for commercial planting purposes and livestock feed and food use of a maize line designated as MON 87429, which has been genetically modified to exhibit herbicide tolerance. The submission received is in accordance with CFIA guidelines for assessment of plants with novel traits for unconfined release, CFIA guidelines for assessment of novel feeds from plants with novel traits, and Health Canada guidelines for assessment of novel foods.

Summary of the submission package

Updated scientific information may be added to this submission by the developer at a later date, or CFIA and/or Health Canada may request further information from the developer.

Description of the host plant

Please refer to Biology Document BIO1994-11: The Biology of Zea mays (L.) (Maize).

Description of the modification

Corn line MON 87429 was developed through the use of recombinant DNA technology. In order to assess the modification process, the following has been submitted:

Inheritance and stability of the introduced trait

In order to assess the inheritance and stability of the genetic modification the following has been submitted:

Description of the novel traits

In order to characterize the DNA inserted in the plant, the following has been submitted:

Absence of toxicity of the novel gene products

In order to assess the toxicity of the expressed genetic components on non-target species, humans, and animals, the following have been either submitted, or previously submitted, reviewed, or published:

Nutritional evaluation of the novel plant

In order to assess nutritional aspects of the novel plant the following has been submitted:

Allergenicity/toxicity considerations

In order to assess allergenicity and toxicity of the expressed genetic components the following has been submitted:

Evaluation of the environmental impact of novel plant

In order to assess the environmental impact of the novel plant the following has been submitted:

For more information on this product, please contact:

Monsanto Canada ULC
180 Kent Street, Suite 810
Ottawa ON
613-234-5121

CFIA and Health Canada, including their employees, are not responsible for the content of this Notice of Submission as submitted by the Applicant. All Notices of Submission are the responsibility of the Applicant submitting them and the Applicant does so at its own risk. Submission of this Notice of Submission and its subsequent posting by CFIA on its website does not in any way whatsoever constitute acceptance, approval or certification by CFIA or Health Canada of the Plant with Novel Trait(s) subject of the Notice of Submission and CFIA and Health Canada reserve all their rights under all the pertinent legislation that may be applicable. CFIA and Health Canada in no way whatsoever waives any of their rights under any of the legislation they enforce or administer by way of CFIA posting this Notice of Submission.

The Applicant is not obliged to provide any information. The Applicant submits information that it chooses to submit. The information that the Applicant voluntarily provides on this Notice of Submission is collected by CFIA and Health Canada for the purpose of sharing information with the public. Personal Information will be protected under the provisions of the Privacy Act, and will be stored in Personal Information Bank CFIA PPU 125. Information, including personal information, may be accessible or protected as required under the provisions of the Access to Information Act.

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