The African Centre for Biosafety submits these scientific objections in respect of he application for commodity import by Syngenta of its GM maize, MIR604xGA21. We have over the years made several submissions on various legal aspects concerning GM applications in South Africa and will not repeat these here. In addition, we note that the de facto moratorium on the approval of new GM events is still in place and we ask that the Executive Council continue to keep such moratorium in place, for the reasons we have previously outlined in various objections for commodity import permits.

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