Genome-edited high GABA tomatoes completed the USDA AIR process

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Through Am I Regulated (AIR) Process, Sanatech Seed Co., Ltd. requested a confirmation from APHIS and received the response letter that USDA does not consider our genome edited HIGH GABA tomato line to be regulated pursuant to 7 CFR part 340. In the other words, our product was confirmed that it is not itself a plant pest and no plant pest sequences and no foreign DNA were integrated into the plant genome of tomato.

This is the first case in Japan as a plant using genome editing technology. We are developing products under our vision, “For Tomorrow’s Children and the Earth”. Sanatech Seed has now taken a further step to commercialization of a genome edited crop, with the intent to eventually bring the first such crop to the market in Japan, following its full regulatory review.

For more information, please visit the following, Regulated Article Letters of Inquiry