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... Study Casts Doubt on Safety of Monsanto GM Corn

1:39 PM MDT | July 30, 2007 | Chemical Week Editorial Staff

Rats experienced retarded growth and suffered kidney damage after consuming Monsanto’s MON863 genetically modified (GM) corn under laboratory conditions, according to a study by a team of researchers from several research establishments in France. The study’s findings were published in a recent edition of the scientific journal Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicity. MON863 is available on the market and approved for sale as food and animal feed in the European Union (EU), Japan, and the U.S. MON863 features an insecticidal toxin...

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