Genetically Modified Food

Plums that have been genetically engineered to...

Plums that have been genetically engineered to be resistant to the plum pox virus (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

So here’s another article on Genetically Modified Food, this particular article was back in September of 2009 by David Suzuki and Faisal Moola:

The corn, developed by Monsanto with Dow AgroSciences, “stacks” eight genetically engineered traits, six that allow it to ward off insects and two to make it resistant to weed-killing chemicals, many of which are also trademarked by Monsanto. It’s the first time a genetically engineered (GE) product has been marketed with more than three traits.

Canada approved the corn without assessing it for human health or environmental risk, claiming that the eight traits have already been cleared in other crop seeds — even though international food-safety guidelines that Canada helped develop state that stacked traits should be subject to a full safety assessment as they can lead to unintended consequences.

via More science needed on effects of genetically modifying food crops | Science Matters | David Suzuki Foundation.

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