•     The European Food Safety Authority orders review in to the research, conducted at a French university
    Russia’s decision could be followed by other nations
  •    Experts at the University of Caen conducted an experiment running for the full lives of rats – two years
  •     The findings found raised levels of breast cancer, liver and kidney damage
  •     The same trials also found minuscule amounts of a commonly used weedkiller, Roundup
  •     Both the GM corn and Roundup are the creation of US biotech company Monsanto

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Russia has suspended the import and use of an American GM corn following a study suggesting a link to breast cancer and organ damage.

Separately, the European Food Safety Authority(EFSA), has ordered its own review in to the research, which was conducted at a French university.

The decision by Russia could be followed by other nations in what would be a severe blow to the take-up of the controversial technology.