From the Monsanto Detailed Testing Abstract Genuity® SmartStax® MON 89034 Corn Product Safety Summary
MON 89034 Safety Summary, January 2009 Page 2 The data and information generated through multi - year tests and trials demonstrate that MON 89034 is
safe as conventional corn as food and feed and safe to the environment. This conclusion is based on multiple lines of evidence. The first is the
detailed molecular characterization of the inserted DNA. Results confirm the insertion of a single functional copy of cry1A.105 and cry2Ab2 expression
cassette s at a single locus within the corn genome. The second is a detailed biochemical characterization of t he Cry1A.105 and Cry2Ab2 protein s
produced in MON 89 034 . In addition, the d ata demonstrate that the Cry1A.105 and Cry2Ab2 proteins produced in MON 89 034 are equivalent to the
respective Cry1A.105 and Cry2Ab2 proteins produced by recombinant strains of Esc herichia coli , which were used in the various safety assessment
studies. The third line of evidence is an assessment of the toxicity and allergenicity potential of the Cry1A.105 and Cry2Ab2 protein s based on
extensive information collected and studies per formed on the two protein s . The r esults demonstrate with reasonable certainty that the Cry1A.105
and Cry2Ab2 proteins are unlikely to be allergens or toxins. The fourth line of evidence is the compositional and nutritional assessment which
confirms that MON 89 034 grain and forage are compositionally equivalent to and as safe as those of conventional corn . The fifth line of evidence is
the extensive evaluation of the MON 89 034 phenotypic and agronomic characteristics and ecological interactions , which dem onstrates that MON 89 034
is not likely to have an increase d plant pest potential compared to the conventional corn .
GMO Corn is safe because:
1. The gene insertion is above confidence constrained to its target locus. Which is good because even a couple displaced codons indicate volatile
expression, especially if conserved in a substitution role over AT or TA sequences.
2. Expressed protein assays essentially match control corn for the primary 17 corn aminos
3. Tests confirm that human toxicity and allergenicity are likely to be low
4. The compositional nutrition is essentially the same as conventional corn
5. MON 89034 has a low likelihood of becoming a plant pest (petitioned to be cleared as not a Plant Pest similar to the recent Monsanto Company
petition to clear Soybeans as NOT being a Plant Pest - APHIS (APHIS number 09-082-01p) for a determination that genetically engineered (GE) soybean
(Glycine max) event MON 87701 is unlikely to pose a plant pest risk and, therefore, should no longer be regulated
Since food is guilty until proven innocent, as a matter of public safety, I would say the above PROVES that GMO corn is safe.
Especially with regard to those toxicity and allergenicity tests or tests to prove non-conservation of errant codon expressions. Those take decades
to assess, and I am sure they put in the decades of testing with humans to prove this out.
I am certain of it. Otherwise it would not
And, of course, they are receiving approval on several GMBO to be cleared as not being Plant Pests, which is moot really, since recently, we all were
told by very informed and authoritative people that corn and soybeans could never be defined as Plant Pests in the first place.
What say all ye?
edit on 13-6-2013 by TheEthicalSkeptic because: (no reason given)