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Call for Public Submissions on an Application for the Registration of the Bollgard II Genes for use in Genetically Modified Cotton

Interested individuals and organisations are invited to make written submissions to the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) on whether or not an application should be granted for the registration of the new product, BOLLGARD II COTTON EVENT.

The product contains the active constituent Bacillus thuringiensis Var. kurstaki delta-endotoxins as produced by the Cry1Ac and Cry2Ab genes and their controlling sequences. It is intended for the control of cotton bollworm and native budworm in cotton.

The APVMA has completed its evaluation of an application from Monsanto Australia Limited for this new product for use in genetically modified cotton and proposes to determine that BOLLGARD II COTTON EVENT meets appropriate health and environmental safety standards as well as trade and efficacy requirements.

The public release summary of the APVMA evaluation of BOLLGARD II COTTON EVENT can be obtained.