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Islander
12-31-11, 03:57 PM
December 27, 2011
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A number of scientists around the world have never been convinced that the benefits of genetically modified (GM) corm outweigh the risks as agricultural giant Monsanto has claimed. Now many of these scientists have joined environmental groups in questioning the use of GM corn. The latest from a study released by the International Journal of Biological Sciences (http://www.biolsci.org/) found that Monsanto's GM corn is linked to organ damage.

According to the study (http://www.biolsci.org/v05p0706.htm#headingA11), which was summarized by Rady Ananda at Food Freedom (http://foodfreedom.wordpress.com/2010/01/01/three-approved-gmos-linked-to-organ-damage/), "Three varieties of Monsanto's GM corn - Mon 863, insecticide-producing Mon 810, and Roundup herbicide-absorbing NK 603 - were approved for consumption by US, European and several other national food safety authorities."

“The gene flow risk that keeps me awake at night is the possibility of hybridization between crops engineered to manufacture poisons and related crops intended for human consumption,” says plant geneticist Norman Ellstrand. Indeed, this application of GM crops seeks to turn corn into cost-effective pharmaceutical factories and may bear the mark of unacceptable risk. It is currently the subject of intense debate. An open-pollinated crop, corn is known for its promiscuity--making it more prone to gene flow risks than other crops.

Read more: http://preventdisease.com/news/11/122711_Approved-Genetically-Modified-Corn-By-Monsanto-Now-Linked-To-Organ-Damage.shtml

For additional detail, go to the source: http://foodfreedom.wordpress.com/2010/01/01/three-approved-gmos-linked-to-organ-damage/