Please email your objection by Friday 11/04/14 to: The Department of Agriculture…

Please email your objection by Friday 11/04/14 to:
The Department of Agriculture, GMO Registrar, Ms NL Mkhonza
Fax Number: 012 319 6329
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As citizens who are concerned about the global controversies surrounding GMOs & agrichemicals, we object to DuPont Pioneer’s application in the Beeld on 13 March 2014 for intentional introduction/trial release of TC1507 x NK603 and TC1507 x MON810 and TC1507 x MON810 x NK603. These maize lines express insecticidal proteins, including Cry proteins in different combinations, to protect against certain lepidopteran pests.

You are the competent authority to receive & ADDRESS objections by stakeholders. This peer-reviewed study published in the Journal of Hematology & Thromboembolic Diseases in December 2013 indicates a definite Risk of Harm – ‘Hematotoxicity of Bacillus thuringiensis as Spore-crystal Strains Cry1Aa, Cry1Ab, Cry1Ac or Cry2Aa in Swiss Albino Mice’: “In conclusion, results showed that the Bt spore-crystals genetically modified to express individually Cry1Aa, Cry1Ab, Cry1Ac or Cry2A can cause some hematological risks to vertebrates, increasing their toxic effects with long-term exposure”.
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