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Mexican scientists disagree with EFSA

At the request of the EU Commission, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has assessed some new research published by Mexican scientists. This new research concludes that a Bt toxin (Cry1Ac) which is also produced in several genetically engineered plants authorised for import into the EU can cause allergies. However, the EFSA has come to the conclusion that the study does not provide any new information and suffers from methodological flaws. Testbiotech in turn asked the Mexican scientists for their comments.

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