During January 2005, Pioneer Hi-Bred RSA (Pty) Ltd and Dow Agrosciences Southern Africa (Pty) Ltd applied to the Executive Council and the Registrar: GMO Act, for a food and feed safety approval for its GM maize HerculexT RW.

This GM maize variety is not currently grown commercially anywhere in the world; and is under investigation in the USA by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) because of food safety concerns.

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