Warning -- GM Food Linked to Cancer
March 08, 2007
A Russian study has confirmed a link between genetically modified (GM) potatoes and cancer in laboratory rats, according to UK Greenpeace activists. The results vindicate the research of Dr. Arpad Pusztai, whose work was questioned by industry backers.
The research was conducted in 1998 by the Institute of Nutrition of the Russian Academy, but was suppressed until a recent victory for anti-GM activists in the Russian court system that released the findings to the public. The study showed that GM potatoes did considerable damage to rats' organs.
The findings have led for a call to withdraw permission to grow GM potatoes at secret sites in the UK.