It’s official! Genetically improved StarLink corn was not responsible for any allergic reactions reported last year by 17 consumers who may have eaten taco shells containing the biotech ingredient. Newspapers of record, from the Washington Post to the Times on both coasts (LA and New York), are confirming what we’ve been telling you all along: that the proteins engineered into StarLink corn are in no way harmful to human health, and should be embraced by scientists and skeptics alike. The Biotechnology Industry Organization said it hoped the news would be “reassuring to consumers and our export partners who have had questions regarding the corn’s safety.” Of course, a scientific slam-dunk won’t convince hard-core technophobes like those at Environmental Defense and the GE Food Alert coalition. These nanny groups are desperately looking to poke holes in the FDA’s testing methods so they can continue their scare tactics.
Reports of Starlink’s Health Effects Were Greatly Exaggerated