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Impact Assessment of GMO of Plant Origin on Rat Progeny Devt in Three Generations

March 4, 2011

A paper on Assessment of the impact of GMO on plant origin on rat progeny development in 3 generations, has been recently published in the ‘Problems of Nutrition' magazine. The research team led by N. V. Tyshko studied 630 adult rats and 2837 pups fed with various diets including GM maize Liberty Link®.

Results showed that there is no impact of GM maize on rat progeny development. In addition, "parallel studies of reproductive toxicity of conventional maize varieties demonstrated absence of specific variety impact on reproductive function, pre- and postnatal development of the progeny, as well as a sufficiently wide range of fluctuations of the studied indices, which correspond to the literature data."

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