Genetically Modified Maize Study Faces Even More Scrutiny

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Genetically modified maize growing in fields.

There is more and more scientific criticism over a study that claims that genetically modified maize causes severe diseases in rats, and this controversy shows no signs of abating any time soon. Gilles-Éric Séralini, molecular biologist at the University of Caen, France, is under intense scrutiny to report the full data behind his team’s findings that rats fed for two years with Monsanto’s glyphosate-resistant NK603 maize developed many more tumors and died earlier that control rats.

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With Genetic Tweak Maize Cells Produce Enzyme-Replacement Drug

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Some complex protein drugs need to be made by culturing mammalian cells. Plant biologists have developed a way to manufacture the necessary enzymes for drugs in maize.

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Harry Potter Maize Maze: Sending Him Off in Style

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ll be fully aware that the final Harry Potter movie is coming out this week. Apparently, people are celebrating (and commiserating) this all over the world. Check out what a farmer in the UK decided to do with his corn field.

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