A549: LY038 High Lysine Corn - Centre for Integrated Research on Biosafety - University of Canterbury - New Zealand

A549: LY038 High Lysine Corn

A549 is an application to Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) to amend the Food Code to allow foods derived from corn line LY038 to be sold in Australia and New Zealand. LY038 has been genetically modified to accumulate higher levels of the amino acid lysine compared to non-GM corn.

In July 2007 the Centre calls for NZ to opt out of impending adoption of FSANZ recommendation to allow high lysine corn into the human food supply.

See INBI's position regarding the pending approval of LY038 (PDF/44KB)

In June 2006 INBI (NZIGE) wrote a submission on LY038 as part of the consultation process for the FSANZ Draft Assessment Report. For more information see:
Press release (PDF 25kb)

In February 2005 INBI (NZIGE) wrote a submission on LY038 as part of the consultation process for the FSANZ Initial Assessment Report. For more information see:

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