Sunday, October 3, 2010

Pesticides from GMO Corn Contaminating U.S. Rivers & Streams

http://www.businessweek.com/news/2010-09-28/toxin-from-biotech-corn-detected-in-u-s-streams-study-finds.html

By Rudy Ruitenberg

Sept. 28 (Bloomberg) -- "An insecticide produced by genetically modified corn was found in streams in the U.S. Midwest, according to research by the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies.

"Samples at 217 stream sites in Indiana found the protein Cry1Ab, the toxin expressed by so-called Bt corn, in water at about a quarter of the locations, the Millbrook, New York-based institute said on its website, citing a study published this week in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

"The insecticide enters waterways through runoff and when corn stalks, leaves and plant parts are washed into stream channels, the institute said. Indiana grows about 8 percent of the U.S. corn crop, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture...."

MAJIA HERE: And we are eating this stuff!!!!!!!!!!!!

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