"Genetically Engineered Corn Causes Concern"

"The agricultural giant, Syngenta, has petitioned the U.S. Department of Agriculture to grant its new genetically modified corn a non-regulated status. This means that the company’s new seeds could be grown without management or geographic restrictions across the country. [The new strain was engineered to be grown specifically for ethanol--not for human consumption.] Some food experts, and farmers, fear that if this corn is grown without limits, it could end up in the food supply."

Living on Earth’s Jessica Ilyse Smith reports the week of July 17, 2009.

Source: Living on Earth, 07/20/2009