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[SANET-MG] Monsanto Yieldgard plus RR corn- stacked against the environment
Monsanto Yieldgard plus RR corn- stacked against the environment
This year US regulators allowed Monsanto to release maize modified with
Bt genes for root worm and for corn borer (that construction was made
by crossing lines called yieldgard corn borer and yieldgard root worm
it was called yieldgard plus) to which had been added the EPSPS gene
for glyphosate tolerance. The final creation was called yieldgard plus
RR corn or triple stacked corn. The genetic manipulations were described
by the proponent as "stacking" even though combining transgenes by
crossing has previously been described as pyramiding(stacking has
referred to combining transgenes by multiple DNA transformation).
Approval of this combined transgenic corn seems to have been left to the
US EPA and neither USDA nor FDA has been involved, even though FDA
should have dealt with food safety concerns.
The approval of the crop for release ,which may soon impact millions,
seems to have been done with only cursory experimental studies. It seems
to have been assumed that since the independent genes had passed a
fuller review there was no need to study the interaction of the three
synthetic genes and their proteins as they effected humans and the
environment.The regulators seemed to be very cooperative with the
supposition that the synthetic genes in combination would yield no
In reality the presence of toxin and synthetic gene in each bite of
transgenic food or feed had been multiplied , and the potential for the
interaction of the synthetic genes and their products had been passed
off as inconsequential.The cooperativeness of the regulators seems
to have evolved into sycophancy.
DEKALB® and Asgrow® Offer New Corn Products for 2005 Stacked With
YieldGard Plus® and Roundup Ready® Corn 2 Technology
Bacillus thuringiensis Cry3Bb1 Protein and the Genetic Material
Necessary for its Production (Vector ZMIR13L) in Event MON 863 Corn &
Bacillus thuringiensis Cry1Ab Delta-Endotoxin and
the Genetic Material Necessary for its Production in Corn (006430,
006484) Fact Sheet
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