GE corn: birth control the Monsanto way!
Regulators around the world said Monsanto's GE corn was as safe
as non-GE strains.
It has been approved in many countries and regions including the
US, the EU, Argentina, Japan, Philippines and South Africa.
China approved the GE corn for animal feed back in 2005.
Until this research, under the Austrian Ministries for
Agriculture and Health, none of the regulators had seriously
questioned the safety of Monsanto's GE corn.
The biotech industry is playing a game of genetic roulette with
our food and with our health.
The GE corn research
Austrian scientists fed mice over a course of 20 weeks a mixture
of 33 percent Monsanto GE corn (NK 603 x MON 810) and non-GE
These mice gave birth to less babies and lighter babies in their
third and fourth litters. Mice fed on non-GE corn had babies as
These differences are statistically significant.
India and GE food
The GEAC(Genetic Engineering Approval Committee), a government
body, has approved large scale field trials for BT corn in three
agricultural universities in India. This corn is the same corn that
according to a study by the Austrian government leads to
infertility in the females of the rats that it was tested upon.
In the light of this latest research, Greenpeace India is urging
the government to put the brakes on GE food.
"Genetic Engineering as a technology cannot be taken as safe
without adequate safety tests" said Dr. Sujatha Byravan, Molecular
biologist and former President of The Council for Responsible
GE Brinjal is also in the pipeline, and being considered for
Monsanto's GE corn hurts mouse reproduction. So what is it doing
to human reproduction?
Considering the severity of the potential threat, Greenpeace is
demanding a recall of genetically-engineered food and crops from
the global market.
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