Below are the links to the petitions for sweet corn that are posted on the USDA website. USDA reviewed each of these petitions prior to deregulating these corn products and allowing seed companies to sell seed to U.S. farmers for planting.
While FDA does not post these petitions online, the USDA petitions are excellent references because they contain nearly all of the same information and data (including the details on our testing methods) that were submitted to FDA as part of the food safety consultation. The key difference is that the information in these petitions is presented in a context that is specific to USDA, which demonstrates that the product is not a plant pest.
The petitions for the GM traits that are in both Monsanto’s and Syngenta’s sweet corn hybrids are on the following USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) Biotechnology Regulatory Service’s (BRS) website: http://www.aphis.usda.gov/biotechnology/petitions_table_pending.shtml.
Specifically, the petitions for traits used in Seminis Performance Series sweet corn can be accessed at:
- MON 89034 – Above ground pest control - http://www.aphis.usda.gov/brs/aphisdocs/06_29801p.pdf
- MON 88017 – Glyphosate tolerant and Below ground rootworm control - http://www.aphis.usda.gov/brs/aphisdocs/06_29801p.pdf