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March 05, 2019 - Independent Science News

EU’s GMO Regulator Ignored Human Health Warnings Over a Monsanto Insecticidal Corn

EU’s GMO Regulator Ignored Human Health Warnings Over a Monsanto Insecticidal Corn
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A Monsanto genetically modified (GMO) maize, called MON89034, caused kidney disease and bladder stones in rats in industry tests performed in 2007. 

Several EU member states, including Germany, Belgium, Austria, and France, independently raised concerns about these results during the EU’s standard three-month regulatory consultation process. But the central GMO regulator of the EU, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), issued a favourable opinion on MON89034 regardless. With the usual lack of agreement from EU member states on whether to authorize the maize, the EU Commission subsequently approved MON89034 for human consumption in 2011.

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