Eating genetically modified corn (transgenic corn) has caused rats to develop horrible tumors, generalized organ damage and premature death. That's the conclusion of a new shocking study that looks at the long-term effects of consuming genetically modified maize from Monsanto. The study was published in The Food & Chemical Toxicology Journal and was presented at a press conference in London.
The study has been considered "the most comprehensive research ever published on the health effects of GMO food crops and the Roundup herbicide in rats." multiple grotesque tumors; tumors so large that rats even had difficulty breathing in some cases. GMOs can be the new thalidomide.
"Monsanto Roundup weedkiller and the OGM corn involved in a" surprising "cancer study" wrote The Grocery, a popular publication from the United Kingdom.
He reported: "Scientists discovered that rats exposed to even the smallest amounts, developed mammary tumors and severe liver and kidney damage as early as four months in males and seven months in females."
The Daily Mail reported: "A new row on GM foods, according to a French study, states that the rats that fed the controversial crops suffered tumors."
He goes on to say: "The animals in the GMO diet suffered from mammary tumors, as well as severe damage to the liver and kidneys. The researchers said that 50 percent of men and 70 percent of women died prematurely, compared to only 30 percent and 20 percent in the control group. "
The study, led by Gilles-Eric Seralini of the University of Caen, was the first study to examine the long-term (lifetime) effects of eating GMOs.
You may think that it is absolutely amazing that such studies have never been done before USDA and the FDA approved the use of transgenic corn, but that is the power of corporate lobbying and corporate greed.
Findings of the study
These are some of the shocking findings of the study:
Up to 50% of men and 70% of women died prematurely. Rats that drank traces of Roundup (at levels legally allowed in the water supply) had an increase of 200% to 300% in large tumors. Rats fed transgenic corn and traces of Roundup suffered serious organ damage, including damage to the liver and kidneys. The study fed these rats NK603, the Monsanto variety of OGM corn that is grown in North America and is widely fed to animals and humans. This is the same corn that is found in corn breakfast cereals, corn tortillas, and potato chips.
The Daily Mail of the United Kingdom reports on some of the reactions to the findings
Frenchman Jose Bove, vice president of the European Parliament's agriculture commission and known as a fierce opponent of GMOs, called for an immediate suspension of all EU crops and authorizations to import GMO crops. "This study finally shows that we are right and that it is urgent to quickly review all the GMO evaluation processes," he said in a statement. "National and European food safety agencies must carry out new studies financed with public funds to guarantee healthy food for European consumers".
Our analysis clearly reveals the side effects of the 3 GMOs related to the consumption of GMO corn, which depended on sex and, often, on the dose. The effects were mainly associated with the kidney and the liver, the detoxifying organs of the diet, although different among the 3 GMOs. Other effects were also noted in the heart, the adrenal glands, the spleen and the hematopoietic system.
We conclude that these data highlight the signs of hepatorenal toxicity, possibly due to the new pesticides specific to each GMO corn. In addition, direct or indirect unintended metabolic consequences of genetic modification can not be excluded.
Here are some quotes from the researchers about the findings
"This research shows an extraordinary number of tumors that develop earlier and more aggressively, especially in female animals. I am impacted by the extreme negative impacts on health. " – Dr. Michael Antoniou, molecular biologist, King & # 39; s College London.
"We can expect the consumption of GMO corn and Roundup herbicide to have a serious impact on human health." – Dr. Antoniou.
"This is the first time that a long-term animal feeding trial examines the impact of feeding GMO corn or the Roundup herbicide, or a combination of both, and the results are extremely serious. In male rats, there were liver and kidney disorders, including tumors and, what is more worrying, in female rats, there were mammary tumors at an extremely worrisome level; Up to 80 percent of the female rats had mammary tumors at the end of the trial. " – Patrick Holden, Director of the Sustainable Food Trust.
The summary of the study can be read here
The study is entitled "A comparison of the effects of three varieties of transgenic maize on the health of mammals." The summary can be read here:
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