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France orders probe after rat study links GM corn, cancer

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France’s government on Wednesday asked a health watchdog to carry out a probe, possibly leading to EU suspension of a genetically-modified corn, after a study in rats linked the grain to cancer.

Agriculture Minister Stephane Le Foll, Ecology Minister Delphine Batho and Health and Social Affairs Minister Marisol Touraine said they had asked the National Agency for Health Safety (ANSES) to investigate the finding.

“Depending on ANSES’ opinion, the government will urge the European authorities to take all necessary measures to protect human and animal health,” they said in a joint statement.

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Dietary vitamin E may prevent certain cancers

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The question of whether vitamin E prevents or promotes cancer has been widely debated; however, new research published in the journal Cancer Prevention Research suggests two forms of vitamin E—gamma and delta-tocopherols—found in soybean, canola, corn oils and nuts may help prevent colon, lung, breast and prostate cancers.

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