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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. 97


Submission Date: Mar 30, 2004
Developer Name: Monsanto Company
Developer Contact Information: 800 N. Lindbergh Boulevard
St. Louis, MO 63167
Intended Use: For use in human food and animal feed
Trait 1 Added Protein or DNA: Cry3Bb1
Source: Bacillus thuringiensis subsp. kumamotoensis
Intended Effect: Resistance to corn rootworm
Trait 2 Added Protein or DNA: 5-Enolpyruvylshikimate-3-phosphate synthase (EPSPS)
Source: Agrobacterium sp. strain CP4
Intended Effect: Tolerance to the herbicide glyphosate
Requires EPA Review?*: Yes
Event Designation: MON 88017
Unique Identifier: MON-88Ø17-3
FDA Letter Date
(select to view letter):
Jan 12, 2005
FDA Memo Date
(select to view memo):
Jan 5, 2005
*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.