Food crops in Texas have been contaminated by an experimental pig vaccine that was put into GM corn. The newest genetically-engineered crops are “biopharmed,” which means genes containing drugs and industrial chemicals are put into food crops. But if these GM crops contaminate ordinary food crops, it could destroy the food supply. “The incident overall just reaffirms our concerns that something could go wrong,” says Stephanie Childs of the Grocery Manufacturers of America.
Prodigene of Texas was fined 3 million dollars for contaminating half a million bushels of soy bean meal with genes from corn that was genetically-engineered to contain a trial vaccine used to prevent stomach upsets in piglets.