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Integral Consulting Scientist Authors Article on Aquatic Effects of Genetically Engineered Corn in Agroecosystems

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Dr. Peter Jensen of Integral Consulting is the lead author of “Exposure and Nontarget Effects of Transgenic Bt Corn Debris in Streams,” which was published in the April 2010 issue of the peer-reviewed journal, Environmental Entomology.

The article describes laboratory and field studies that were undertaken to evaluate the risk of plant incorporated pesticidal proteins to nontarget aquatic invertebrates in agricultural streams. While exposure was demonstrated and quantified, no adverse effects were attributable to the pesticidal proteins in the corn tissue. This study serves as a counter-point to a controversial 2007 paper that was used as evidence to ban the cultivation of some genetically modified crops in Europe.

Jensen, P.D., G.P. Dively, C.M. Swan, and W.O. Lamp. 2010. Exposure and Nontarget Effects of Transgenic Bt corn Debris in Streams. Environmental Entomology. 39: 707-714.

 

 

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