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Record information and status
Record ID
Date of creation
2010-05-25 13:56 UTC (german_bch@bvl.bund.de)
Date of last update
2017-05-31 08:37 UTC (german_bch@bvl.bund.de)
Date of publication
2017-07-13 15:43 UTC (ursula.monnerjahn@bmel.bund.de)

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General information
Country submitting the decision or communication
  • Germany
Competent National Authority(ies) responsible for the decision or communication
Federal Office of Consumer Protection and Food Safety
Mauerstrasse 39-42
Germany, 10117
Url:http://www.biosafety-bch.de (english language),BVL Homepage (English)
Title / Reference number of the decision or communication
6786-01-0198 (adv. 42010-0198); Decision regarding the risk assessment of a deliberate release (field trial) of genetically modified maize (Zea mays) GA21 (MON-00021-9), issued by the German Competent Authority
Date of the decision
Is the decision taken prior to entry into force of the Protocol?
  • Germany
Is this an amendment to a previous decision / communication?
Decision or communication details
Subject(s) of the decision
  • Decision on LMOs for intentional introduction into the environment (according Article 10 or domestic regulatory framework)
Was the decision triggered by a request for a transboundary movement of LMOs into the country?
Does the decision apply to transboundary movements of LMO(s) into the country?
Importer’s or Applicant’s contact details
Syngenta Seeds GmbH
Syngenta Seeds GmbH
Zum Knipkenbach 20
Bad Salzuflen
Germany, 32107
Phone:+49 52 22 5308-0
Fax:+49 52 22 5308-12
Url:Syngenta Seeds Germany
Result of the decision
  • Approval of the import/use of the LMO(s) with conditions
some confinement measures:
• 4 maize rows border row
• 200 m isolation distance
• machines in contact with LMO must be cleaned after use
• fertile plant material must be carried in closed and clearly marked repositories
• remaining fertile plant material must be destroyed. Remnants may be chopped and plowed under on the release site, or used in biogas plants
• control of release site and surrounding area for volunteers 1 year after end of experiments, volunteers have to be destroyed
note: not for food or feed purposes
To comply with requirements of Directive 2001/18/EC, Gentechnikgesetz [German Gene Technology Act]:
reduce possibility of GMO spread to surrounding fields of the same crop species.
Does the decision involve field trials?
Does the decision involve commercial release?
LMO identification
MON-ØØØ21-9 - Roundup Ready™ maize
Resistance to herbicides - Glyphosate
Show detection method(s)
Risk assessment
6786-01-0198 (adv. 42010-0198); Summary of the risk assessment of a deliberate release (field trial) of genetically modified maize GA21 (MON-00021-9) issued by the German Competent Authority
MON-ØØØ21-9 - Roundup Ready™ maize
Resistance to herbicides - Glyphosate
Additional Information
Additional Information
- type of decision: field trial
- LMO: MON-00021-9(GA21)
- legal basis: Directive 2001/18/EC, Gentechnikgesetz [German Gene Technology Act]
- scope: test of field performance of LMO
- authorization valid from 15 May 2009 to 31 December 2012
- locations: experimental fields located in 3 different villages in Germany; for details see German LMO/GMO location register (German language only) ( http://apps2.bvl.bund.de/stareg_web/localeSwitch.do?language=en&page=/showflaechen.do?)
size: 9000 m²/site/year
app. 90.000 LMO/site/year

- There is a Summary Notification Information Format (WebSNIF) available on the internet for  B/DE/08/198

This LMO is authorised for placing on the market in the EU for food, feed and processing purposes, too. Further information is available at the internet-page of the European Commission (http://ec.europa.eu/food/dyna/gm_register/index_en.cfm).