Skip to comments.Monsanto Roundup weedkiller and GM maize implicated in ‘shocking’ new cancer study
Posted on 09/19/2012 5:31:52 PM PDT by opentalk
The worlds best-selling weedkiller, and a genetically modified maize resistant to it, can cause tumours, multiple organ damage and lead to premature death, new research published today reveals.
In the first ever study to examine the long-term effects of Monsantos Roundup weedkiller, or the NK603 Roundup-resistant GM maize also developed by Monsanto, scientists found that rats exposed to even the smallest amounts, developed mammary tumours and severe liver and kidney damage as early as four months in males, and seven months for females, compared with 23 and 14 months respectively for a control group.
This research shows an extraordinary number of tumours developing earlier and more aggressively -particularly in female animals. I am shocked by the extreme negative health impacts, said Dr Michael Antoniou, molecular biologist at Kings College London
...GM crops have been approved for human consumption on the basis of 90-day animal feeding trials. But three months is the equivalent of late adolescence in rats, who can live for almost two years (700 days), and there have long been calls to study the effects over the course of a lifetime.
(Excerpt) Read more at thegrocer.co.uk ...
God makes corn just fine.
Hmmmm The end of no-till?
Sounds like these Roundups should be sprayer in every inner city sewer system!
I’ve lived in Roundup country since the early 80s.
Worse than that I’ve mixed it, sprayed it, and inhaled it.
I guess I’m toast.....
Some 85% of maize grown in the US is GM, while 70% of processed foods contain GM ingredients without GM labelling. In the UK and Europe GM maize is not consumed directly by humans but is widely used in animal feed without the requirement for GM labelling.
Sounds like I need to take my old cotton-choppin’ hoe out of retirement. Now, where’s that file?!?!
France's government on Wednesday asked a health watchdog to carry out a probe, possibly leading to EU suspension of a genetically-modified corn, after a study in rats linked the grain to cancer...
Saline water also causes cancer when injected under the skins of rats.
They won’t know anything till they study this in higher forms of mammals.
Rats make good test subjects for curing cancer but are very poor test subjects for investigating the causes of cancer.
heard of an Amish guy who bought some GM corn for some of his livestock. Threw it out in the woods and said the deer wouldn’t eat it.
I’ve been warning FReepers of the dangers of RoundUp for 10 years on this forum, after a prior study showing that pregnant women exposed to it have children who develop “ambiguous sexual organs” (sounds lovely, eh?). Now this. If you use RoundUp around your house and let your kids play there, you are bonkers. You’d be better off spraying them with Agent Orange.
Genetic Roulette The gamble of our lives
Dont eat GMO corn or soy.
What the heck? I sounds like they have some cancerous rats.
I wonder if the tests were done in California. Everything causes cancer in California.
What were they doing to these rats to cause 30% tumors in the control group?
Just eat some of those GM tomatoes that are all you can get now and it will be obvious that it going to kill you. They are so horrible.
God makes everything just fine except for some humans who think they can do better. It never ends well.
Yet a whole lot of our public policy is based on rat based science.
And the question has been raised why American life spans are increasing despite the consumption of GM maize (corn).
Everything is not always as it appears at first glance.
I don’t know any man that can out create God. The fools keep trying at our expense.
God makes corn just fine.
No offense, but you don’t know much about corn then. That’s like saying we shouldn’t have any modern technology.
Here is a picture of the corn that God made:
Later, God also gave us the intelligence to unlock the genes in this primitive plant to improve it greatly and feed billions of people
The pics of these poor tumor-ridden rats are beyond the pale...absolutely hideous.
Rats don’t live very long, and many of them die from cancer in their old age for no environmental reason. You have to die of something.
We don’t need a better corn. The corn available in the store sucks compared to what we has when I was young.
Before anyone has a heart attack over this study, numerous other scientists in the field have serious questions about the validity of the study due to the lack of controls.
Sounds more like one more BS study. Kind of like the Harvard professor who says she has a cigarette pack sized piece of papyrus dating back to around 400 AD that refers to Jesus’ wife and a female disciple.
If you are talking about fresh corn in the produce area; that would not be GMO corn at all.
It probably doesn't taste as good as you would like because it is a lower sugar content sweet corn that might ship better
Come here to Iowa and will find incredible tasting fresh sweet corn.
It isn't shipped far; and the growers can use the high sugar content varieties.
There’s a large variety of heirloom seeds for non-GM tomatoes, and such tomatoes can be found for sale.
Not surprising and that would be my expectation. Would love to see where their grant money is coming from!!
Oh man, Global Warming Food story, with even less science behind it.
Buckle down folks, as long as I’ve been on FR I’ve said that the American Farmer wouldn’t let Americans starve, and they won’t, but these Leftist anti-science, human haters have been given almost the power of Stalin. Just look at our cars to see what I mean.
Stalin starved 30 million people to death in one of the great breadbaskets of the world.
It may happen here.
Time to buy a couple of gallons of Round Up for future use...if anything does a good job, time to have a report that says its bad for you, remove it from the market...
I have come to believe that the most sincere form of worship is the recognition of the total perfection of God’s design. I am convinced that the cure for every disease can be found among the bounty He has provided and that many diseases are the result of our deviation from His plan. I am fearful for this world because there seem to be so many in places of power who think they can do better than God Almighty. Pray...a lot.
It looks like Round up has made you a walking zombie...me too as I have used it for a couple of decades....but since no one wants to tell me I am a zombie, its fine with me...
You’re posting facts and information.
Is that allowed on FR these days?
France ranks 14th..one of counties requesting more investigation of GMOs. Ex-Monsanto people are in the FDA helping make US policy. More independent studies are needed. (Imo)
Yep. Every domesticated plant or animal has been genetically modified in one way or another. It's amusing how hysterical people get over GM food, as if any agricultural products are somehow pure-free from human manipulation.
That being said, I use Roundup on the weeds in the alley and vinegar on the weeds in the play area.
“Later, God also gave us the intelligence to unlock the genes in this primitive plant to improve it greatly and feed billions of people”
And wheat, and grapes, and citrus and dairy cattle and soy beans...on and on.
Correction = countries
buy straight Glyphosate.
Round-up in the little squirt bottles is only about .5%. you pay about $7 bucks for a quart of water and a spritz of Glyphosate.
Can buy 2 1/2 gallons of 41% for 30 bucks at the farm store.
one jug will last the rest of my life
“Youre posting facts and information.
Is that allowed on FR these days?”
Only on Wednesday’s between 6:00 and 10:00 Central time!
Chances are that they have indeed been genetically modified through selection and hybridization over hundreds of years.
Don't understand your comment....444hp and 26 mpg highway
We are actually having a decent crop season around my area because of the quality of the soil, but moreso, the genetics of modern grain that can survive not only the worst drought since the 80’s, but also natures own insect destroyers
Everything since has been the product of humans using their God-given intelligence and curiosity. GM crops are no different, except that we can accomplish in years or months what our forebears took centuries to achieve.
Not buying the balance of the cited study, either. Fits the "anti-GM" agenda too neatly.
I didn’t realize until this year that farmers use salt water to force-ripen seed corn and tomatoes.
I knew they used something to stop the green, but wasn’t sure what it was
As an ex farmer who would very familiar with Roundup; I found I don't know everything this spring.
Here is advice to others out there.
Make sure you have a gallon hand sprayer for Roundup, and another separate sprayer for broad leaf weeds.
Also make sure before you spray broad leaf weedkiller on your lawn; that you actually put broad leaf killer in the sprayer. Things don't turn out very well if you spray Roundup by mistake!
Especially when you are an ex farmer that (used to) makes fun of city people who who accidentally spray Roundup on their yards!
Same knee-jerk accusation of paid corruption liberals make against studies refuting Anthropogenic Global Warming.
“Not buying the balance of the cited study, either. Fits the “anti-GM” agenda too neatly.”
We have a tremendous amount of ignorance about just about topic that deals with science and technology. People are just lazy. And/or emotional.
Same thing with politics I guess.
My college background/degree was in agriculture. It was all about studying factual information and making decisions based on that.
This same propaganda is used to malign our health care system.
God is in the details. 12% of our population (African-Americans) have a life expectancy of 72 years. Also, infant mortality is factored into life expectancy. In the United States, an infant is considered born if it leaves the womb and draws breathe. Many of the countries with higher life expectancies--with their lower infant mortality rates factored in--have convoluted infant mortality measurements which skew their rates downward. In other words, many of their infant deaths don't count towards the total.