General Studies I
Mon 863 is a variety of maize. It was in the news for the following reason
|A||It is a genetically modified dwarf variety which is resistant to drought|
|B||It is a genetically modified variety which is pest resistant|
|C||It is a genetically modified variety with ten times higher protein content than regular maize crop|
|D||It is a genetically modified variety used exclusively for bio-fuel production|
However, when it was tested on rats, it showed signs of being toxic to the liver and kidney. The transgenic maize affected the two sexes differently, which is often the case for effects due to pesticides that disrupt sex hormones.