September 25, 2012
Cancer risk? A farmer shows two corncobs of genetically
engineered corn by U.S. company Monsanto, right, and two
normal corncobs from Germany, left
Russia has suspended the import and use of an American GM corn following a study suggesting a link to breast cancer and organ damage.
Separately, the European Food Safety Authority(EFSA), has ordered its own review in to the research, which was conducted at a French university.
The decision by Russia could be followed by other nations in what would be a severe blow to the take-up of the controversial technology.