Food Alert Source Document: Russia Suspends Use of Genetically Modified Corn
Better to error on the safe side than suffer health problems cause by GMF(Genetically Modified Foods).
Russia’s consumer-rights watchdog, Rospotrebnadzor, said it has suspended the import and use of a genetically engineered corn made by Monsanto Co. (MON) following a study’s allegations that the crop causes cancer.
The study, conducted by the University of Caen in France and published last week, said that rats fed over a two year period with the U.S. crop-biotechnology company’s genetically modified NK603 corn, marketed under the Roundup Ready brand name, developed more tumors and other severe diseases than a test group fed with regular corn.
The study also said that rats fed with NK603 and exposed to Monsanto’s Roundup weedkiller suffered from more pathologies than the test group. The corn variety is genetically engineered to withstand glyphosate, a weedkiller that Monsanto sells under the Roundup label.
The French government ordered its food safety agency to review quickly the study and said it would seek an immediate ban on European Union imports of the crop if the study’s findings were deemed conclusive.
FYI: Some of the chemicals used on GMO (Roundup Read) corn are: Roundup, Roundup WeatherMAX, Harness, TripleFLEX, Harness Xtra, Degree Xtra, Micro-Tech, Lariat, Bullet.
Monsanto’s Roundup Ready plant list includes: Roundup Ready® Soybeans, alfalfa, corn, cotton, spring canola, sugar-beets and winter canola.
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