Findings in a recent study have acted as a stimulator, which has again helped raise the issue of eating genetically modified food; a debate has been introduced fearing the long-term effects of the food on human health.
The French study, recently published in the journal of Food and Chemical Toxicology, concluded that the rats, which were fed on the GM food, that is the Monsanto's genetically modified maize, developed mammary tumors and their liver and kidney damaged in the long-run of life. And in a few cases those, who were subjected to weed-killer Roundup, were at heightened risk of dying early.
Advocates of the study emphasized that the Australian regulatory bodies must consider the findings in the study. However, a few scientists, stating that the study has been manipulated and faulty, criticized the study.
The study findings have urged the French government to ask the National Agency for Health Safety to review the study. Ministers have assured that depending upon the review, they will be deciding, as to inform European authorities to take necessary action or not.
It has been affirmed that if results are not in favor of the GM crop, then the imports of NK603 corn into Europe will be suspended.
Australia's Safe Food Foundation said, "They have urged the Federal Government to follow France's lead in approving an urgent review".