By Frédérique Baudouin
Insecticidal Bt toxins such as those produced in genetically engineered plants can be detrimental to human cells. This is a result of recent research led by researchers at the University of Caen (France).
Their experiments showed that toxins produced in, for example, the genetically engineered maize MON810, can significantly impact the viability of human cells. The effects were observed with relatively high concentrations of the toxins, nevertheless there is cause for concern.
Posted in Biotechnology, Genetically Engineered Food, Scientific Studies
Tagged bt protein, bt toxic to human cells, CRIIGEN, gmo, gmo corn, mon810, monsanto, smartstax, University of Caen
By Christophe Noisette
In the European Union, only eight countries (out of 27) commercially grow GMOs. Cultivations, however, decreased steadily since 2009, except in Spain and Portugal this year, where there is a slight increase. A brief overview of the different official data is collected below.