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Tue Jan 22, 2013, 05:24 AM

Regulators Discover an OCCULT & harmful Viral Gene In Commercial GMO Crops [View all]

This is deeply distressing...

Published (January 21st) in Independent Science News:

Regulators Discover a Hidden Viral Gene In Commercial GMO Crops
by Jonathan Latham and Allison Wilson

Synopsis: A scientific paper published in late 2012 shows that US and EU GMO regulators have for many years been inadvertently approving transgenic events containing an unsuspected viral gene...

...The authors of the paper, working for the European Food Safety Authority, concluded that functions of Gene VI were potential sources of harmful consequences.

They further concluded that, if expressed, the fragments of Gene VI are substantial enough for them to be functional.

This discovery has multiple ramifications for biotechnology. Foremost, there is the immediate question of GMO safety and whether the 54 events should be recalled, but secondly, the failure implicates regulators and the industry in a circle of mutual incompetence and complacency.

The discovery also strengthens the argument for GMO labeling: if regulators and industry cannnot protect the public then why should they not be allowed to protect themselves?

URL: http://independentsciencenews.org/commentaries/regulators-discover-a-hidden-viral-gene-in-commercial-gmo-crops/

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