News – Not News (Sep. 26, 2012)
MSNBC has a top story this morning touting the benefits of GMO corn, Engineered corn saved some farmers from disaster…
Bruce Rohwer, a farmer in Paulina, Iowa, marvelled at how his corn stayed green this year while lawns turned brown – then perked up quickly after August rains. “The plant is absolutely phenomenal, what it can do,” he says.
…but, MSNBC has nothing anywhere on their website about Russia’s ban on the same corn or any of the other actions being taken overseas concerning GMO. From the Daily Mail…
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.