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Genetically modified corn being developed for fuel instead of food | The Guardian

US farmers are growing the first corn plants genetically modified for the specific purpose of putting more ethanol in gas tanks rather than producing more food.

Aid organisations warn the new GM corn could worsen a global food crisis exposed by the famine in Somalia by diverting more corn into energy production.

The food industry also opposes the new GM product because, although not inedible, it is unsuitable for use in the manufacture of food products that commonly use corn.

Read more here: GM corn being developed for fuel instead of food | Environment | The Guardian.

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