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Document type
  • Peer-reviewed journal article
GE organism
  • maize
GE trait
  • insect resistance
  • herbicide tolerance
Country
  • USA

Results

Equivalence
  • no effect
Safety for consumption
  • no effect

Comparison of broiler performance when fed diets containing grain from roundup ready (NK603), yieldgard x roundup ready (MON810 x NK603), non-transgenic control, or commercial corn Open Access

Taylor, ML; Hartnell, GF; Riordan, SG; Nemeth, MA; Karunanandaa, K; George, B; Astwood, JD
Poultry Science. 2003 March. 82(3):443-453

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PMID: 12705406 ISSN: 0032-5791

Abstract

Two 42-d experiments compared the nutritional value of the glyphosate-tolerant corn event NK603 (Roundup Ready corn) (experiment 1) and the combined traits, insect-protected corn event MON 810 (YieldGard com) x glyphosate-tolerant corn event NK603 (experiment 2) to their respective non-transgenic controls and to commercial reference corn, when fed to growing broilers. For each experiment, a randomized complete block design was used with eight dietary treatments in each of five replicated blocks of pens (eight pens for males and eight pens for females per block). Final live weights and feed conversion were not different (P > 0.05) across all treatments in both experiments. In experiment 1, broilers fed diets containing Roundup Ready corn had similar feed conversion adjusted for mortalities to those fed the non-transgenic control and one of the commercial corn diets. Chill weights and thigh, drum, and wing weights were not affected by diets. Differences (P < 0.05) were noted for breast meat and fat pad weights across treatments. In experiment 2, the adjusted feed conversion and carcass parameters were not affected by diets. Differences (P < 0.05) were noted only for protein content of breast meat. Differences observed in both experiments were consistent with natural variability. Broilers in general performed consistently and had similar carcass yields and meat compositions when fed diets containing Roundup Ready corn or YieldGard x Roundup Ready corn as compared with their respective non-transgenic control and commercial diets supporting similar feeding values among diets.

Keywords

broiler performance; carcass yield; Bacillus thuringiensis; Cry1Ab; CP4 EPSPS

Funding

Funding source
  • Monsanto
Funding country
  • United States
Funding type
  • industry: same

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MLA

Taylor, ML, GF Hartnell, SG Riordan, MA Nemeth, K Karunanandaa, B George, JD Astwood. "Comparison of broiler performance when fed diets containing grain from roundup ready (NK603), yieldgard x roundup ready (MON810 x NK603), non-transgenic control, or commercial corn." Poultry Science 82.3 (2003): 443-453. Web. 18 Jul. 2018.

APA

Taylor, ML., Hartnell, GF., Riordan, SG., Nemeth, MA., Karunanandaa, K., George, B., & Astwood, JD. (2003). Comparison of broiler performance when fed diets containing grain from roundup ready (NK603), yieldgard x roundup ready (MON810 x NK603), non-transgenic control, or commercial corn. Poultry Science, 82(3), 443-453.

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