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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Completed Consultations on Bioengineered Foods

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BNF No. 117

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Submission Date:  20-MAR-09
Developer Name:  Monsanto Company
Developer Contact Information:  800 North Lindbergh Boulevard
St. Louis, Missouri 63167
Intended Use:  For use in human food and animal feed
Food:  Soybean
Intended Effect:  Conversion of alpha-linolenic acid to stearidonic acid
Gene, Gene Product, or Gene Fragment:  Pj.D6D gene encoding the delta-6 desaturase (PjΔ 6D) protein
Source:  Primula juliae (primrose)
Intended Effect:  Conversion of linoleic acid to alpha-linolenic acid
Gene, Gene Product, or Gene Fragment:  Nc.Fad3 gene expressing a delta-15 desaturase (NcΔ 15D) protein
Source:  Neurospora crassa (fungus)
Designation:  MON 87769 soybean (MON-87769-7)
Contains a Plant-Incorporated Protectant?  N
FDA Letter Date (select to view):  07/30/2012
FDA Memo Date (select to view):  07/26/2012