Monsanto’s GMO corn linked to organ failure

In a study released by the International Journal of Biological Sciences, test animals fed Monsanto’s GMO corn experienced organ damage and in some cases failure. Bad news for a crop that Monsanto has high hopes of generating billions of dollars of revenue.

Monsanto’s own scientists tested these GMO corn seeds for a short period and, of course, found no known health risk to humans, animals or the environment. But the European research scientists and authors of this report were compelled to do their own research because they believed Monsanto’s research methodology to be flawed. And apparently they fought like hell to get Monsanto to disclose it’s research parameters and findings.

“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.”

The complete report can be found at http://www.biolsci.org/v05p0706.htm.

Of course, Monsanto has countered the study claiming it too is flawed.

For more information, read the Reuters report or the recent story published on the Huffington Post.

If you need more information on the GMO issue in our food supply, a good place to start is http://www.saynotogmos.org/ and a great article published this week by Ursula Siebert for OpEd News.

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  1. There has to be something we can do to not let Monsanto have control over our food system. If they have their way they will rule the world through their food products, but many people do not pay attention to what they are buying any more. How do you make people open their eyes? I personally only buy organic food, but a lot of people won’t or can’t because it is so expensive. Why is it that these GMO products are cheaper than organic foods? You would think with all the testing and research that goes into developing this disgusting food product, and the salaries they have to pay would make it more expensive?!?!?! WAKE UP PEOPLE and pay attention to where your food comes from!! You don’t have to be an animal rights activist in order to care about how the animals that are raised for your food products are taken care of, it is a simple question of whether you are ok with eating feces and risking getting a disease from it.

    • Hi Denise, I’m not an expert but I do know that the government subsidizes the large industrial agriculture producers like Monsanto and Cargill which gives them a price advantage and allows them to undersell their product in the market. As a result, small farmers who choose not to be connected with this system cannot compete. But as the public becomes more aware of how this works and what it produces, there is a growing demand for more choice and more options. A big step forward would be passing the GMO labeling law that would require labeling on products. Denise, Have you seen Food Inc? This movie goes pretty in depth into this subject. I might also suggest exploring the The Center for Food Safety’s and the Organic Consumer Association’s web sites to learn more. Thanks for writing:) Robert.

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