Saturday, August 26, 2006

America's GM rice (Continued)

I forgot to say, in my last post on the matter that Bayer had abandoned the weedkiller-resistant strain in 2001 after field experiments between 1998 and 2001 had shown the strain to be less effective than others.

Worryingly, it is not at all clear how that GM rice, which is not okayed for human consumption in either the US or the EU, entered commercial stocks for human consumption.

So it is equally unclear whether other GM rice has, or can, enter stocks for human consumption.

Till there is sufficient light on this mess, my conclusion is to steer clear of rice from the USA. Sphere: Related Content

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