Toxic corn: Summary of new scientific evidence of the health dangers posed by Genetically Engineered corn.

Publication - August 8, 2007
This report (21 pages) summarizes recent scientific evidence on the toxicity of genetically engineered corn. Greenpeace submitted this report to British Columbia provincial health minister George Abbott in the context o a public consultation led by that province’s health ministry. It cites a French research institute’s findings that Monsanto’s NK603 corn was found to be toxic to rats in recent clinical trials. Peer reviewed research cited in the report also found immune response abnormalities in salmon and further evidence of toxicity in rats for Monsanto’s MON810 and MON863 corn. Together these studies provide a clear warning of the potential risks British Columbians face from a diet containing unknown, unlabelled and uncontrolled genetically engineered ingredients. Greenpeace demands that the government of British Columbia adopt mandatory labelling of genetically engineered food. These demands also were underlined in our recent action which drew a question mark in a genetically engineered corn field in British Columbia.

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Executive summary: This report (21 pages) summarizes recent scientific evidence on the toxicity of genetically engineered corn. Greenpeace submitted this report to British Columbia provincial health minister George Abbott in the context o a public consultation led by that province’s health ministry. It cites a French research institute’s findings that Monsanto’s NK603 corn was found to be toxic to rats in recent clinical trials. Peer reviewed research cited in the report also found immune response abnormalities in salmon and further evidence of toxicity in rats for Monsanto’s MON810 and MON863 corn. Together these studies provide a clear warning of the potential risks British Columbians face from a diet containing unknown, unlabelled and uncontrolled genetically engineered ingredients. Greenpeace demands that the government of British Columbia adopt mandatory labelling of genetically engineered food. These demands also were underlined in our recent action which drew a question mark in a genetically engineered corn field in British Columbia.

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