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Old 02-09-2006, 01:42 AM   #1
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Now this is scary and very sad.

Study Hints Bad Corn Behind Birth Defects

HARLINGEN, Texas - New data suggests tortillas made with contaminated corn may have caused a rash of newborns with missing or damaged brains in the Rio Grande Valley. The defects happened in births during the early 1990's.

Details are in the February issue of the journal Environmental Health Perspectives.

Researchers say they now have human studies linking a toxin in corn mold -- called fumonisin -- with neural tube defects in babies.

Scientists have been searching more than a decade for answers to the surge of anencephalic babies. There were six such cases in six weeks in Cameron County alone.

But no chemical links to the disease were ever proven.

Texas health officials began suspecting a high concentration of the toxin in the corn harvest just before the outbreak.

Tortillas are an inexpensive dietary staple along the Texas-Mexico border.


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OMG that is horrible! Personally I prefer flour tortillas, but this makes me not wanna eat any more corn or corn products.
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Old 02-09-2006, 12:17 PM   #4
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That's so sad!

The first thing that popped into my head when reading this was the modern-day belief that the insanity that led to the Salem witch trials was a result of ergot poisoning, a fungus that infects cereal grains, and causes a variety of symptoms, including delusions.

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