By the end of the year, the South African National Biosviersity Institute (SANBI), will conclude a three-year, R14 million rand research project on the impact of Monsanto’s GM maize variety MON810 on the South African environment.

The research project is the first of its kind in South Africa, and will focus on the impacts on target and non-taget pest organisms, soil microbes, plant toxin levels produced and gene flow. The results are due to be published in December 2010.

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