Wednesday, July 8, 2009

European Union approves GM corn

The European Food Safety Authority has declared that Monsanto's insect-resistant MON810 maize variety is not significantly different than the non-transgenic version of this crop and poses no safety concerns. *

This decisions brings the EU directly into conflict with the multiple member states that fiercely oppose the planting of any transgenic crops.

Hopefully cool heads and logical arguments will carry the day. There's no reason to think any of the current generation of genetically engineered crops are a threat to human health or the environment.

*Internationals always refer to corn as "maize" since many countries use the word "corn" for other grains such as wheat and sorghum.

1 comment:

  1. I knew this was coming! Pressures by the WTO has increased research on the side of E.U. to investigate potential side effects of GMOs. This is a big deal for US corn growers who export corn to the EU for scientific evidence, from Europe, has indicated that they are safe for use.

    I can already hear the chemical companies whining and Monsanto cheering.

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