Sunday, September 7, 2014

How GMO Corn is Made

Have you ever wondered how GMO corn is made? Roundup Ready Corn is genetically engineered corn that has had its DNA modified to withstand the herbicide glyphosate (the active ingredient in Monsanto's herbicide Roundup). It is also known as "glyphosate tolerant corn." RR corn was first deregulated in the U.S. in 1997 and first commercialized in the U.S. in 1998. One variety of RR Corn, NK603, was linked to tumors in rats in the Seralini study in 2012. Read the full details in the study here: http://gmoseralini.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/GES-final-study-19.9.121.pdf #GMOs #RightToKnow #GECorn #Maize