Skip to comments.Organ Damage In Rats From Monsanto GMO Corn
Posted on 01/13/2010 8:17:26 AM PST by Clint Williams
"A study published in December 2009 in the International Journal of Biological Sciences found that three varieties of Monsanto genetically-modified corn caused damage to the liver, kidneys, and other organs of rats. One of the corn varieties was designed to tolerate broad-spectrum herbicides, (so-called 'Roundup-ready' corn), while the other two contain bacteria-derived proteins that have insecticide properties. The study made use of Monsanto's own raw data. Quoting from the study's 'Conclusions' section: 'Our analysis highlights that the kidneys and liver as particularly important on which to focus such research as there was a clear negative impact on the function of these organs in rats consuming GM maize varieties for just 90 days.' Given the very high prevalence of corn in processed foods, this could be a real ticking time bomb. And with food manufacturers not being required by law to declare GMO content, I think I'll do my best to avoid corn altogether. Pass the puffed rice and pour me a glass of fizzy water!"
Boy, glad I’m not a rat! I love corn!
Did the study find any adverse effects from starvation?
“Unfortunately, some important measurements serving as markers for liver function were not conducted for technical or unknown reasons. This included gamma glutamyl transferase after 90 days feeding, cholesterol and triglyceride levels in the NK 603 and MON 810 trials, and cytochrome P450 family members in all cases. In addition, important sex difference markers were also ignored such as blood sex or pituitary hormone levels. Furthermore, it is well known and present in OECD guidelines that measurements should be conducted for at least 3 different experimental points to study dose- or time-related effects. Contrastingly and for reasons that are not stated, in all three studies for all three GMOs, only 2 doses and periods of feeding were measured, which makes it difficult to evaluate dose and cumulative effects.”
In other words, we screwed up on all the basics but believe us anyway!
It figures that Slashdot would post a self-reported bogus “study.”
Putting herbicides IN corn sounded like a good idea at the time....................
Move along. Don’t confuse the issue with facts. /sarcasm off
It is always the minority, the 1 - 2% , that force the politicians hand.
They do not make studies of the effect on man. We will find out too late it is dangerous and even lethal to mankind. MO.
God tells us not to mix seeds. The companies on the other hand produce food that does no longer makes it's own seed anymore ... thus man is totally dependent on the ones with the seeds.
Very precarious position to be in ... Wake up everyone.
Leave the original seeds alone.
Let’s hear it for Monsanto for poisoning the RATS.
There is no herbicide in the corn. Rather the corn plant is not affected by the herbicide so it can be applied to kill weeds and not damage the corn plant.
Unfortunately, some important measurements serving as markers for liver function were not conducted for technical or unknown reasons.”
The authors don’t know why certain tests were not conducted? That’s unusual to say the least.
Does He tell us how seeds would germinate were they not mixed?
It’s worse. Monsanto has made a policy of suing anyone that re-uses seeds for planting.
All we need to do now is genetically modify man to tolerate the modifications to the corn.
You understand the corn we eat is very different from the corn that grew naturally before man altered it, right? The same is true of much of the plants (and animals) we eat.
Those are the terms of sale.
Any grower that doesn’t like it is free NOT to buy Monsanto’s product, and EVERY farmer knows this going in.
“a self-reported bogus study.’
I had nothing to do with this “study!”
Cross-pollination (e.g., wind currents) can introduce these genes into non-GMO crops whether the farmer likes it or not.
Yeah, I know, but the point really is that we shouldn’t be putting anything in corn that God didn’t put there first. The GM method is really taking shortcuts through the cornfield..............