Thursday, May 5, 2011

Contamination in Uruguay

GM maize contaminates non-GM crops in Uruguay
By Daniela Hirschfeld
Science and Development Network
May 4, 2011

[MONTEVIDEO] Contamination of traditional maize crops planted near genetically modified (GM) maize fields may be common in Uruguay, where the cultivation of GM maize has been permitted since 2003, scientists have said.

A study published in Environmental Biosafety Research (25 March) has found GM seedlings in three traditional maize fields. It is said to be the first report of cross-fertilisation between GM and non-GM maize in South America.

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