Russia Blocks Monsanto’s GMO Corn

Corn 01It might be grandstanding by the Russians, but the issue of Roundup being carcinogenic is nonetheless alarming. From The Register:

Monsanto’s GM corn, the centre of a storm inspired by the now-notorious French “rat tumours” study, has been banned from Russia following a decision by consumer rights regulator Rospotrebnadzor.

The ban is more symbolic than anything else: Russia doesn’t allow its farmers to plant GM corn, and is a net exporter of grains.

According to TV-Novosti site RT, Rospotrebnadzor has asked Russia’s Institute of Nutrition to review the French study, which claimed that rats developed large tumours either when exposed to the “Roundup-resistant” crop or to concentrations of Roundup in their water as low as .1 parts per billion.

According to Bloomberg, Russia had already asked the European Commission to comment on the study.

The European Food Safety Authority expects to have a preliminary review of the study completed by next week…

[continues at The Register]

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  • http://buzzcoastin.posterous.com BuzzCoastin

    But they’re still gonna let Mickey D’s and it’s ilk serve up chemical crap to Russians.
    This seems to be more about bizmess than health.

  • 6Blackie6

    It would appear that ex-Monsanto execs have not infiltrated the government regulatory boards in Russia… YET!
     

  • 6Blackie6

    It would appear that ex-Monsanto execs have not infiltrated the government regulatory boards in Russia… YET!
     

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