28 January 2006
GM: New study shows unborn babies could be harmed
Mortality rate for new-born rats six times higher when mother was fed
on a diet of modified soya
By Geoffrey Lean, Environment Editor
Published: 08 January 2006
Women who eat GM foods while pregnant risk endangering their unborn
babies, startling new research suggests.
The study - carried out by a leading scientist at the Russian Academy
of Sciences - found that more than half of the offspring of rats fed
on modified soya died in the first three weeks of life, six times as
many as those born to mothers with normal diets. Six times as many were
also severely underweight.