New GMO study: Rats fed lifetime of GM corn grow tumors, 70% of females die early

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New GMO study: Rats fed lifetime of GM corn grow tumors, 70% of females die early

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September 19, 2012

Eating genetically modified corn (GM corn) and consuming trace levels
of Monsanto’s Roundup chemical fertilizer caused rats to develop
horrifying tumors, widespread organ damage, and premature death. That’s
the conclusion of a shocking new study that looked at the long-term effects of consuming Monsanto’s genetically modified corn.

The study has been deemed “the most thorough research ever published
into the health effects of GM food crops and the herbicide Roundup on
rats.” News of the horrifying findings is spreading like wildfire across
the internet, with even the mainstream media seemingly in shock over
the photos of rats with multiple grotesque tumors… tumors so large the
rats even had difficulty breathing in some cases. GMOs may be the new thalidomide.

“Monsanto Roundup weedkiller and GM maize implicated in ‘shocking’ new cancer study” wrote The Grocery, a popular UK publication. (http://www.thegrocer.co.uk/topics/technology-and-supply-chain...)

It reported, “Scientists found 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 for females.”

The Daily Mail reported, “Fresh row over GM foods as French study claims rats fed the controversial crops suffered tumors.” (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2205509/Fresh-...)

It goes on to say: “The animals on the GM diet suffered mammary
tumors, as well as severe liver and kidney damage. The researchers said
50 percent of males and 70 percent of females died prematurely, compared with 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 ever study to examine the long-term (lifetime) effects of eating GMOs.
You may find yourself thinking it is absolutely astonishing that no
such studies were ever conducted before GM corn was approved for
widespread use by the USDA and FDA, but such is the power of corporate
lobbying and corporate greed.

The study was published in The Food & Chemical Toxicology Journal and was just presented at a news conference in London.

Findings from the study

Here are some of the shocking findings from the study:

• Up to 50% of males and 70% of females suffered premature death.

• Rats that drank trace amounts of Roundup (at levels legally allowed in the water supply) had a 200% to 300% increase in large tumors.

• Rats fed GM corn and traces of Roundup suffered severe organic damage including liver damage and kidney damage.

• The study fed these rats NK603, the Monsanto
variety of GM corn that’s grown across North America and widely fed to
animals and humans. This is the same corn that’s in your corn-based
breakfast cereal, corn tortillas and corn snack chips.

The Daily Mail is reporting on some of the reaction to the findings:

France’s Jose Bove, vice-chairman of the European Parliament’s
commission for agriculture and known as a fierce opponent of GM, called
for an immediate suspension of all EU cultivation and import
authorisations of GM crops. ‘This study finally shows we are right and
that it is urgent to quickly review all GMO evaluation processes,’ he
said in a statement. ‘National and European food security agencies must
carry out new studies financed by public funding to guarantee healthy
food for European consumers.’

Read the study abstract

The study is entitled, “A Comparison of the Effects of Three GM Corn Varieties on Mammalian Health.” Read the abstract here:


That abstract include this text. Note: “hepatorenal toxicity” means toxic to the liver.

Our analysis clearly reveals for the 3 GMOs new side effects
linked with GM maize consumption, which were sex- and often
dose-dependent. Effects were mostly associated with the kidney and
liver, the dietary detoxifying organs, although different between the 3
GMOs. Other effects were also noticed in the heart, adrenal glands,
spleen and haematopoietic system. We conclude that these data highlight
signs of hepatorenal toxicity, possibly due to the new pesticides
specific to each GM corn. In addition, unintended direct or indirect
metabolic consequences of the genetic modification cannot be excluded.

Here are some quotes from the researchers:

“This research shows an extraordinary number of tumors developing
earlier and more aggressively – particularly in female animals. I am
shocked by the extreme negative health impacts.” – Dr Michael Antoniou,
molecular biologist, King’s College London.

“We can expect that the consumption of GM maize and the herbicide Roundup, impacts seriously on human health.” – Dr Antoniou.

“This is the first time that a long-term animal feeding trial has
examined the impact of feeding GM corn or the herbicide Roundup, or a
combination of both and the results are extremely serious. In the male
rats, there was liver and kidney disorders, including tumors and even
more worryingly, in the female rats, there were mammary tumors at a
level which is extremely concerning; up to 80 percent of the female rats
had mammary tumors by the end of the trial.” – Patrick Holden,
Director, Sustainable Food Trust.

Read More: http://www.naturalnews.com/037249_GMO_study_cancer...

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  • A Founding Father 2012/09/20 04:08:01
    A Founding Father
    Hey, see how this works? 70% of female rats die young. If Montesano and other corporations can get 70% of human females to die young ,just think what a savings they can make on their cost of employee medical and retirement benefits. A win-win for the CEO whose bonus can increase from $100 Million to maybe $250Million? Ain't America a great place to live?
  • Striker 2012/09/20 02:38:53
    It's bad news indeed, but good that at least some research is coming to the fore.

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