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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Consultations on Food from New Plant Varieties

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BNF No. 117


Submission Date: Mar 20, 2009
Developer Name1: 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: Delta-6 desaturase (PjΔ 6D)
Source: Primula juliae (primrose)
Intended Effect: Conversion of alpha-linolenic acid to stearidonic acid
Trait 2 Added Protein or DNA: Delta-15 desaturase (NcΔ 15D)
Source: Neurospora crassa (fungus)
Intended Effect: Conversion of linoleic acid to alpha-linolenic acid
Requires EPA Review?*: No
Event Designation: MON 87769
Unique Identifier: MON-87769-7
FDA Letter Date
(select to view letter):
Jul 30, 2012
FDA Memo Date
(select to view memo):
Jul 26, 2012
*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.
1 At the time of conclusion of the consultation