It is also another warning about the dangers of GE trees, which will interact with their environment for far longer than annual crops like corn. There is simply no way to be certain that GE trees will not, at some point in their lives, have adverse impacts on the environment, local forest ecosystems, songbirds, wildlife, or rural human communities.
GMOs should not be grown and GE trees must be absolutely rejected.
The NK603 maize also contained increased levels of cadaverine and putrescine, which are thought to be involved in the formation of carcinogenic substances. They can also heighten allergic reactions by enhancing the effects of histamine.
Michael Antoniou, lead author of the study in the journal Nature Scientific Reports, said: “Our results call for a more thorough evaluation of the safety of NK603 [maize] consumption on a long-term basis.”