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New Zealand: Immediate withdrawal of unsafe GE corn vital20 Sep 2012
Research released yesterday shows the Government's lax policy on genetic engineering is putting the health of New Zealanders at risk, the Green Party said today.
The peer-reviewed research, published in the Journal of Food and Toxicology, shows disturbing results about the health effects of eating a genetically engineered corn that has been approved for human consumption in New Zealand for the last 10 years.
The rats in this study, fed with Roundup ready corn with levels of Roundup that are within approved limits, developed mutations and tumours at a hugely alarming rate.
"There are now huge concerns over the safety of this corn. Eating this corn has now been proven to cause the growth of tumors, so why was it approved a decade ago without the necessary evidence that it was safe to eat?" Green Party genetic engineering spokesperson Steffan Browning asked today....
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