More about Mexico´s plan to ban GMO corn

“Citing the “deep concerns” of U.S. farmers over Mexico’s impending ban on genetically modified corn, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack said in a statement following a meeting with Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador: “”We must find a way forward soon.” Source: Reuters, November 29, 2022.

Have your say on GMO maize MIR162

Maize MIR162

Scientific Opinion on the Assessment of genetically modified maize MIR162 for renewal authorisation under Regulation (EC)No 1829/2003 (application EFSA-GMO-RX-025)

Weer een hernieuwde toelating tot de EU markt van een gentech mais. De Gentechvrije Burgers willen geen gentech op hun bord! We willen biologisch voedsel!

Another renewal of a GM maize. The European GMO-free Citizens don’t want GMO on their plate! We want organic food!

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Canada: genetisch gemanipuleerde koolzaad komt voor in wilde soorten

“Boeren uit de regio van Quebec hadden gemerkt dat koolzaadachtige planten die resistent zijn tegen het herbicide glyfosaat zich op hun velden verspreidden. Sommige planten zijn eigenlijk genetisch gemanipuleerde koolzaad. In Canada wordt al zo’n 25 jaar genetisch gemodificeerde, herbicide-resistente canola op grote schaal verbouwd, momenteel op zo’n 8,6 miljoen hectare. De vondsten in de velden in Quebec waren nog steeds verrassend, aangezien de betrokken boeren nog nooit koolzaad hadden verbouwd en er in de hele regio nauwelijks koolzaadteelt is.” Ga naar de paper. Bron Testbiotech. (Engels).

Quote of abstract:



The introgression of transgenes conferring glyphosate resistance from Brassica napus (rapeseed, canola) to Brassica rapa weeds (bird rape) was documented at a single location in 2007. In 2015, several cases of glyphosate resistant mustard were reported by growers in areas where rapeseed was seldom grown.

New study shows that commonly used herbicide crosses blood-brain barrier

GMWatch via Twitter: The research demonstrates, for the 1st time, that glyphosate successfully crosses the blood-brain barrier & infiltrates the brain. Taken together, the results demonstrate a correlation between #glyphosate exposure & classic symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease.

Glyphosate is a widely used herbicide sprayed on a variety of crops worldwide. A new study explores the possible effects to the brain of glyphosate exposure. The herbicide is shown to cross the blood-brain barrier and may be correlated with hallmarks of Alzheimer’s disease. Graphic by Shireen Dooling

In a new study, Arizona State University Graduate Research Assisstant Joanna Winstone, Assistant Professor Ramon Velazquez and their colleagues at the Translational Genomics Research Institute explore the effects of glyphosate exposure on the brains of mice.

The research demonstrates, for the first time, that glyphosate successfully crosses the blood-brain barrier and infiltrates the brain. ..MORE from ASU news.

The paper itself.