Spain: GM maize has no adverse effects on non-target organisms after 12 years of monitoring

11.07.2011
Spanish Ministry of Environment and Rural and Marine Affairs

After 12 years of monitoring GM maize, the Spanish Ministry of Environment and Rural and Marine Affairs (MARM) has recently published a report on the “Environmental Monitoring Plans of Genetically Modified Maize Cultivation.” The results of these studies conducted by the Ministry of Environment and Rural and Marine Affairs (MARM), indicate that no adverse effects were detected on non-target arthropods and on soil microorganisms. Neither has shown an increase in the level of corn borer resistance to Bt toxin. Regarding studies on glyphosate tolerant maize, the results clearly show that that glyphosate is considerably less aggressive than the herbicides used for comparison, and that herbicides affect bacterial communities present in the rhizosphere of maize. Go to the report

 

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