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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Biotechnology Consultations on Food from GE Plant Varieties

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BNF No. 138

Alfalfa

Submission Date: Aug 24, 2012
Developer Name: Monsanto Company and Forage Genetics
Developer Contact Information: 800 North Lindbergh Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63167
Intended Use: For use in animal feed
Trait 2 Added Protein or DNA: Gene segments from CCOMT (gene encoding caffeoyl CoA 3-O-methyltransferaseZ)
Source: Medicago sativa
Intended Effect: Altered lignin profile
Requires EPA Review?*: No
Event Designation: KK179
Unique Identifier code: MON-ØØ179-5
FDA Letter Date
(select to view letter):
Dec 27, 2013
FDA Memo Date
(select to view memo):
Dec 26, 2013
*Plant-incorporated protectants are pesticidal substances produced by plants and the genetic material necessary for the plant to produce the substance. The DNA encoding the substances and the pesticidal substances are regulated by EPA.
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