A genetically modified variety of corn remains approved for use in Australia despite the withdrawal of applications for approval in Europe and serious concerns about its assessment raised by a New Zealand university research team.

Monsanto’s high lysine corn (LY038) is a genetically engineered corn variety intended as an animal feed, and was approved by Food Standards Australia and New Zealand in late 2006. LY038 has also been approved in Canada, Japan, South Korea and the Philippines.