POSTED: 10 JUNE 2006 - 7:00am HST

Monsanto requests experimental GMO permit

The big picture is chilling with Monsanto's record of disinterest for environmental safety

by Jeri Di Pietro 9 June 2006

Below is a recent EPA environmental notice. The parts that concern me the most is the "performance" trial, when they are testing for proper traits. They grow a field and then spray that field with every chemical that they own. The corn may live but the soil is dying a thousand deaths. I am finding more and more Syngenta chemical bags, they are patenting more chemicals and duplicating the Round Up Ready model. It's all pretty weird stuff in such a fertile Island chain.


Federal Notices
The EPA announces receipt of an application 524-EUPOT from Monsanto Company requesting an experimental use permit (EUP) for the plant-incorporated protectants Bacillus thuringiensis Cry1A.105 protein and the genetic material necessary (vector PV-ZMIR245) for its production in MON 89034 corn, Bacillus thuringiensis Cry2Ab2 protein and the genetic material necessary (vector PV-ZMIR245) for its production in MON 89034 corn, and Bacillus thuringiensis Cry3Bb1 protein and the genetic material necessary (vector PV-ZMIR39) for its production in MON 88017 corn. The Agency has determined that the application may be of regional and national significance and is soliciting comments.

Proposed shipment/use dates are July 1, 2006 through June 30, 2008. Five trial protocols will be conducted, including:

1) Breeding and observation nursery; Inbred seed increase production; Line per se hybrid yield and herbicide tolerance trials; Insect efficacy trials; product characterization and performance trials; insect resistance management trials, benefit trials; and seed treatment trials. States and Commonwealth involved include Hawai‘i, among others.


The public may comment on this issue in two ways.

1) Add comments online at:

Enter Docket ID Number:

2) Mail comments to:

Office of Pesticide Programs
(OPP) Regulatory Public Docket (7502P), EPA
1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington DC 20460-0001
Include docket ID #

Comments must be received
on or before 26 June 2006

Mike Mendelsohn
Biopesticides and Pollution Prevention Division (7511P)
Office of Pesticide Programs EPA
1200 Pennsylvania Avenue
Washington DC 20460-0001
phone: (703) 308-8715

see also:
Island Breath: Waimea School & GMO's
Island Breath: GMO News
Island Breath: GMO permit requests
Island Breath: GMO Papaya Contamination
Island Breath: Hawaii Taro Patents
Island Breath: GMO crops & superweeds
Island Breath: BioPharming Lawsuit
Island Breath: GMO Algae in Hawaii
Island Breath: China & Kraft GMO
Island Breath: GMO Free Kauai
Island Breath: GMO free Molokai
Island Breath: Mendocino GMO ban
Island Breath: GMO Experiments
Island Breath: GMO Rice

Island Breath: GMO in Hawaii

Island Breath: The Future of Food
Island Braeth: Percey Schmeizer