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US approves corn modified for ethanol
By T.K. Randall
February 15, 2011 · 18 comments
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Genetically modified corn used for converting to ethanol causes concern among farmers
In an effort to increase the amount of ethanol used in place of natural gas and other fuels the US Department of Agriculture has approved the growing of genetically modified corn, many US corn mills however oppose the idea citing potential problems if the genetically modified corn mixes with regular corn used for human consumption.
The decision, announced Friday, came in the face of objections from corn millers and others in the food industry, who warned that if the industrial corn cross-pollinated with or were mixed with corn used for food, it could lead to crumbly corn chips, soggy cereal, loaves of bread with soupy centers and corn dogs with inadequate coatings.
Source: New York Times
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