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Russia suspends import and use of American GM corn after study revealed cancer risk

Posted By admin On September 26, 2012 @ 1:00 am In Featured Stories,Sci Tech | Comments Disabled

UK Daily Mail [1]
Sept 26, 2012

Russia has suspended the import and use of an American GM corn following a study suggesting a link to breast cancer and organ damage.

Separately, the European Food Safety Authority(EFSA), has ordered its own review in to the research, which was conducted at a French university.

The decision by Russia could be followed by other nations in what would be a severe blow to the take-up of the controversial technology.

Cancer risk? A farmer shows two corncobs of genetically engineered corn by U.S. company Monsanto, right, and two normal corncobs from Germany, left

Historically, biotech companies have proved the safety of GM crops based on trials involving feeding rats for a period of 90 days.

However, experts at the University of Caen conducted an experiment running for the full lives of rats – two years.

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[1] UK Daily Mail: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2208452/Russia-suspends-import-use-American-GM-corn-study-revealed-cancer-risk.html

[2] Europe-wide ban on Monsanto GM corn imminent in wake of French study linking it to cancer: http://www.prisonplanet.com/europe-wide-ban-on-monsanto-gm-corn-imminent-in-wake-of-french-study-linking-it-to-cancer.html

[3] Monsanto Launches Damage Control Over GMO/Cancer Study: http://www.prisonplanet.com/monsanto-launches-damage-control-over-gmocancer-study.html

[4] Scientists, health authorities blatantly lied to public in wake of study showing GMO corn causes organ damage and cancer: http://www.prisonplanet.com/scientists-health-authorities-blatantly-lied-to-public-in-wake-of-study-showing-gmo-corn-causes-organ-damage-and-cancer.html

[5] The top 10 breakfast cereals most likely to contain Monsanto’s GMO corn: http://www.prisonplanet.com/the-top-10-breakfast-cereals-most-likely-to-contain-monsantos-gmo-corn.html

[6] New GMO study: Rats fed lifetime of GM corn grow tumors, 70% of females die early: http://www.prisonplanet.com/new-gmo-study-rats-fed-lifetime-of-gm-corn-grow-tumors-70-of-females-die-early.html

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