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Parliament Says Biotech Corn Does not Alter Cows

03 April 2009

GERMANY - A 25-month feeding project of the Munich University (TUM) in cooperation with the Bavarian Agricultural Research Center (LfL – Landesforschungsanstalt fuer Landwirtschaft) has revealed that the feeding of biotech corn does not alter cows or their products.

The research has been presented to the Bavarian Parliament; however, few feel that these results will temper the anti-biotech emotion in Bavaria. The research has been peer reviewed and is being published. Further research in Bavaria continues on biotech and soil organisms.

On March 25, 2009, the findings of a long term feeding research project with food producing animals were presented to the Bavarian Parliament. The study had been requested by the Bavarian parliamentarians back in 2005.

The research originally was planned for only 18 months but continued due to requests from parliamentarians for a longer observation period. The lead researcher, Professor Heinrich H.D. Meyer, claims that this is the first long term study of biotech corn in food producing animals.

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