In 2003, at least ninety residents of Sitio Kalyong in the Philippines became seriously ill. They all lived within 100 m of a field planted with GM maize, and their illnesses coincided with the GM maize flowering time.

Many if not all of the villagers exposed to GM-maize pollen in 2003 have remained ill to this day. Furthermore, there have been five unexplained deaths in the village.

Source: Institute of Science in Society