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Current press release

Risks to the immune system and combinatorial effects untested

Just before Christmas, the EU Commission approved the import of a Bayer / Monsanto maize that produces six insecticidal Bt toxins. The decision was taken despite recent scientific findings indicating substantial risks to the immune system from Bt toxins. Furthermore, there may be risks to health from residues left from spraying the maize with large amounts of the herbicides glyphosate and glufosinate that the plants are resistant to. Combinatorial effects of the toxins together with the residues from spraying with herbicides remain untested.

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Further press releases

06 December 2018
Mexican scientists disagree with EFSA
30 November 2018
EU Commission needed four years to take action
26 October 2018
European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) does not have guidance for risk assessment of transgenic crops with altered nutritional composition
22 October 2018
Genetically engineered maize is super-resistant to herbicides and produces six insecticidal toxins