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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 
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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 UK Daily Mail: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2208452/Russia-suspends-import-use-American-GM-corn-study-revealed-cancer-risk.html
 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
 Monsanto Launches Damage Control Over GMO/Cancer Study: http://www.prisonplanet.com/monsanto-launches-damage-control-over-gmocancer-study.html
 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
 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
 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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