Where is the safety testing of GM corn?

Below is the 'evidence' presented by scientists when asked to show studies which 'prove' the safety of GM corn.

Two problems are immediately apparent :

1. Not one of these studies proves the safety of GM corn

2. Every study is either carried out by Monsanto or Novartis, by teams containing Monsanto or Novartis staff, or by an organisation funded by Monsanto or Novartis

So, the eternal question remains... Where is the independent safety testing which proves the safety of the GM corn currently being sold worldwide today?

Answer : There is NONE



Bt corn and non-Bt corn crop residues equal in grazing value.

Russell, J. and T. Peterson. 1999.

Iowa State University
(Iowa State University is funded by Novartis)

Extension News, June 30, 1999. Iowa State University Extension, Ames.



Determining feeding related characteristics for Bt corn.

Faust, M. 1998.

Iowa State University
(Iowa State University is funded by Novartis)

1998 Dairy Report. Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa.



Effect of Bt corn silage on short-term lactational performance and ruminal fermentation in dairy cows.

Folmer, J.D., R.J. Grant, C.T. Milton and J.F. Beck. 2000.

University of Nebraska
(University of Nebraska is funded by Novartis and Monsanto)

J. Dairy Sci. 83 (5):1182 Abstract 272.



Effects of grazing crop residues from bt-corn hybrids on the performance of gestating beef cows.

Russell, J.R., M.J. Hersom, A. Pugh, K. Barrett and D. Farnham. 2000.

Iowa State University
(Iowa State University is funded by Novartis)

Abstract 244 presented at the Midwestern Section ASAS and Midwest Branch ADSA 2000 Meeting, Des Moines, IA.



Evaluation of event 176 "Bt" corn in broiler chickens.

Brake, J. and D. Vlachos. 1998.

J. Brake
Department of Poultry Science, North Carolina State University
Raleigh, North Carolina 27695-7608

D. Vlachos
Novartis Seeds Biotechnology Research Unit, Research Triangle Park
North Carolina 27709-2257

J. Poultry Sci. 77:648-653.



Glyphosate-Tolerant Corn: The Composition and Feeding Value of Grain from Glyphosate-Tolerant Corn is Equivalent to That of Conventional Corn (Zea Mays L.).

Sidhu, R.S., B.G. Hammond, R.L. Fuchs, J.N. Mutz, L.R. Holden, B. George and T. Olson. 2000.

Monsanto Company , St. Louis, MO, 63198, USA

J. Agric. Food Chem. 48:2305-2312.



Nutritive value of the crop residues from bt-corn hybrids and their effects on performance of grazing beef cows.

Russell, J.R., D. Farnham, R.K. Berryman, M.J. Hersom, A. Pugh and K. Barrett. 2000.

Iowa State University
(Iowa State University is funded by Novartis)

2000 Beef Research Report -Iowa State University. p 56-61.



Research update on Bt corn silage.

Faust, M. 1999.

Iowa State University
(Iowa State University is funded by Novartis)

Four State Applied Nutrition and Management Conference. MWPS-4SD5. 158-164.



Study finds no Bt in milk.

Faust, M. and L. Miller. 1997.

Iowa State University
(Iowa State University is funded by Novartis)

IC-478. Fall Special Livestock Edition. pp 6-7. Iowa State University Extension, Ames, Iowa.



Utilization of Bt corn residue and corn silage for growing beef steers.

Folmer, J.D., G.E. Erickson, C.T. Milton, T.J. Klopfenstein and J.F. Beck. 2000.

University of Nebraska
(University of Nebraska is funded by Novartis and Monsanto)

Abstract 271 presented at the Midwestern Section ASAS and Midwest Branch ADSA 2000 Meeting, Des Moines, IA.


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