Carcinogenic fungal toxin contamination is 90% lower in insect-resistant GM corn than in nonmodified

May 9, 2015

Nina Fedoroff: "Contamination by carcinogenic fungal toxins,” for example, she notes, “… is as much as 90 percent lower in insect-resistant genetically modified corn than in nonmodified corn … because the fungi that make the toxins follow insects boring into the plants. No insect holes, no fungi, no toxins." (CIS 4)

 

Source: Nina V. Fedoroff, "Engineering Food for All." New York Times, Aug. 18, 2011. http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/19/opinion/genetically-engineered-food-fo... [verified 4/25/14]

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