TUCSON, Ariz. 4/10/2007 09:40 PM GMT (TransWorldNews)
A variety of genetically modified corn that was approved for human consumption in 2006 caused signs of liver and kidney toxicity as well as hormonal changes in rats, in a study performed by researchers from the independent Committee for Independent Research and Genetic Engineering at the University of Caen in France.
The corn in question, MON863, is made by the Monsanto Company and approved for use in Australia, Canada, China, the European Union, Japan, Mexico, the Philippines, and the United States. It has had a gene inserted from the bacteria Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt), which causes the plant's cells to produce a pesticide.
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Monsanto's GM corn MON863 shows kidney, liver toxicity in animal studies
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