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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. 121


Submission Date: Oct 29, 2009
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
Trait 1 Added Protein or DNA: Gene segments from fatb1-a (gene encoding fatty acid acyl carrier protein thioesterase) and fad2-1a (gene encoding fatty acid desaturase) expressed as dsRNA to induce RNAi-based suppression of the endogenous genes
Source: Glycine max
Intended Effect: Increased levels of oleic acid and reduced levels of linoleic, palmitic, and stearic acid
Requires EPA Review?*: No
Event Designation: MON 87705
Unique Identifier: MON-877Ø5-6
FDA Letter Date
(select to view letter):
Jan 20, 2011
FDA Memo Date
(select to view memo):
Jan 14, 2011
*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.