Is the German suspension of MON810 maize cultivation scientifically justified?

  title={Is the German suspension of MON810 maize cultivation scientifically justified?},
  author={Agn{\`e}s Evelyne Ricroch and Jean Baptiste Berg{\'e} and Marcel Kuntz},
  booktitle={Transgenic Research},
We examined the justifications invoked by the German government in April 2009 to suspend the cultivation of the genetically modified maize varieties containing the Bt insect-resistance trait MON810. We have carried out a critical examination of the alleged new data on a potential environmental impact of these varieties, namely two scientific papers describing laboratory force-feeding trials on ladybirds and daphnia, and previous data on Lepidoptera, aquatic and soil organisms. We demonstrate… CONTINUE READING
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