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Genetically engineered sweetcorn may be in US food chain

BMJ 2000; 321 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.321.7268.1041 (Published 28 October 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;321:1041
  1. Fred Charatan
  1. Florida

    Officials from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have said that thousands of tonnes of genetically engineered sweetcorn have made their way into the human food supply chain, even though the produce has been approved only for use in animal feed.

    The genetically modified form of sweetcorn, known as Starlink, has a gene from Bacillus thuringiensis and contains a protein Cry9C, which is toxic to the corn …

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