The impact of GM corn in Spain

Publication - 26 August, 2003
Spain is the only country in the European Union that tolerates the release of genetically engineered crops on a commercial scale. Though only cultivated on relatively small areas, the potential impact of Syngenta's GE maize on environment, agriculture and health and the total lack of information and precaution are of serious concern. No official data is available on the exact area planted with GE crops or on where they are planted; nor is there an independent analysis of GE crop results in agronomic terms, of the possible appearance of resistance in pest, of the unwanted impacts on non-target species and soil ecosystem, or of the effects of antibiotic resistance genes on animals and humans. [text version, see spanish version for graphic

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