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Monsanto's GMO Corn Linked To Organ Failure, Study Reveals


Monsanto's GMO Corn Linked To Organ Failure, Study Reveals

In a study released by the International Journal of Biological Sciences, analyzing the effects of genetically modified foods on mammalian health, researchers found that agricultural giant Monsanto's GM corn is linked to organ damage in rats.


According to the study, which was summarized by Rady Ananda at Food Freedom, "Three varieties of Monsanto's GM corn - Mon 863, insecticide-producing Mon 810, and Roundup® herbicide-absorbing NK 603 - were approved for consumption by US, European and several other national food safety authorities."

Monsanto gathered its own crude statistical data after conducting a 90-day study, even though chronic problems can rarely be found after 90 days, and concluded that the corn was safe for consumption. The stamp of approval may have been premature, however.



In the conclusion of the IJBS study, researchers wrote:

"Effects were mostly concentrated in kidney and liver function, the two major diet detoxification organs, but in detail differed with each GM type. In addition, some effects on heart, adrenal, spleen and blood cells were also frequently noted. As there normally exists sex differences in liver and kidney metabolism, the highly statistically significant disturbances in the function of these organs, seen between male and female rats, cannot be dismissed as biologically insignificant as has been proposed by others. We therefore conclude that our data strongly suggests that these GM maize varieties induce a state of hepatorenal toxicity....These substances have never before been an integral part of the human or animal diet and therefore their health consequences for those who consume them, especially over long time periods are currently unknown."


Monsanto has immediately responded to the study, stating that the research is "based on faulty analytical methods and reasoning and do not call into question the safety findings for these products."

The IJBS study's author Gilles-Eric Séralini responded to the Monsanto statement on the blog,Food Freedom, "Our study contradicts Monsanto conclusions because Monsanto systematically neglects significant health effects in mammals that are different in males and females eating GMOs, or not proportional to the dose. This is a very serious mistake, dramatic for public health. This is the major conclusion revealed by our work, the only careful reanalysis of Monsanto crude statistical data."



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Rick GComment by Rick G - March 7, 2010, 10:44 pm
LadyMylena, Thanks for posting this. People have to be informed about this evil corporation. Any company who tries to take over the world's food supply is dangerous. Nobody should have any monopoly on food or seed. I understand Monsanto is going to go after the pot market next. Better start saving seeds...lol
LadyMylenaComment by LadyMylena - March 8, 2010, 12:50 am
No doubt. I posted this on Facebook yesterday, and a friend of mine said he was so SICK of seeing those Monsanto commercials that talk about how they support America's farmers, because they are destroying the small farms, and he is right. I get po'd when I see those, too. Makes me sick. They've gotta get those commercials out there.... get *Monsanto* to be a household name, so they're "trusted", like they do with so many other things they plug into our brains.

I've heard that they want to make it so you HAVE to put Monsanto products on your crops, eventually. Something to do with that bill awhile back, where they wanted to make organic food/gardens/and small farms illegal. This hybrid crap is just so unnatural. They can't leave things well enough alone, and in their natural form...that's one of the reasons things have escalated to where they are now. They say it's to make their crops less suseptible to insects, more durable to the damage they cause and whatever else, so we won't have a food shortage because of the overpopulated world. I have always thought it is to get RID of some of the people, so they don't have so many to feed. That gets rid of the problem, eh?

LadyMylenaComment by LadyMylena - March 8, 2010, 12:55 am
By the way, I totally believe in growing your own food. If it was possible to grow enough to sustain us through the year, I would, but don't have enough room. I grow what I can, though. Wish I would win the lottery, I've had my eye on a big acreage property, that I can never afford otherwise, but would be perfect. I have a storage container full of seed packets, and also saved many from my garden last year. Seeds are the new currency. lol

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