Monsanto's (MON -0.2%) genetically engineered NK603 corn should be banned in South Africa...

Monsanto's (MON -0.2%) genetically engineered NK603 corn should be banned in South Africa because it is hazardous to the health, according to the African Centre for Biosafety, following a French study that found the product caused cancer in rats. White corn is a staple food in South Africa, where genetically modified plants accounted for 80% of the harvest last year.

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  • Tony Petroski
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    "...according to the African Centre for Biosafety..."


    I wouldn't bet my life on their research.


    Isn't this just another Silent Spring in the making? Subsidized pressure groups feeling good about themselves as millions die from malaria due to lack of DDT?
    28 Sep 2012, 11:27 AM Reply Like
  • Cincinnatus
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    SA continues to spread rumor through weak editorializing. The French study was authored by a known GM critic. It included exposing the rats to the Roundup herbicide, and it's likely the rats were ingesting Roundup. The methodology of the study is being questioned and there are no details on it. There isn't any evidence that the study included rats that were exposed only to the corn. It doesn't matter what you're eating, if you're drinking Roundup or bathing in it you'll likely have severe health complications.
    28 Sep 2012, 12:06 PM Reply Like
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