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Why you should not eat GMO's

Friday, September 21, 2012

Shock findings in new GMO study: Rats fed lifetime of GM corn grow horrifying tumors, 70% of females die early
by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, NaturalNews Editor

(NaturalNews) 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. (

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." (

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 organ 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.

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Member Comments About This Blog Post
    Thanks for sharing this valuable info. I'm researching GMOs and am horrified. Have you seen Gary Null's documentary?>
    Interesting that I've yet to find any in-depth SP articles on GMOs. Is it any wonder when you look at their advertisers.
    1601 days ago

    I stopped by to see if there was any news about your DH, after seeing your team huddle.

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    2012 days ago
  • JENNY712
    WOW! Powerful study! Thank you for posting this danger and warning to us all. emoticon emoticon
    2013 days ago

    Comment edited on: 10/16/2012 9:58:05 AM
    Scary times!
    2014 days ago
    Thanks for the research, SEED COMPANY NEED TO BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE , the information was aviable to them long ago . But like many big business the information is not made public , because it will cost them more to use another method.
    2031 days ago
  • IAM_HIS2
    This very frightening. It is time to starting living like they did years ago. Plant your own seeds (ones that are organic) and can your own foods, bake your own breads and make your own noodles. Make your own soaps.

    Thank you for this Dorothy. You have shown all of us, that we need to not only be informed but take action to provide our family and shelf with healthy foods.

    emoticon blog!!
    2031 days ago
    Yes, there have been several radio shows about it lately and CA has it on the ballot this coming November as to whether it'll be required to label GMO's so the consumer knows. I will vote for that. Have a good day.
    2034 days ago
    Great information! Thanks for helping get the word out about these horrible poisons (Roundup herbicide and GMO corn and soy beans) that Monsanto has forced into our food supply. JUST SAY NO to GMO!
    2035 days ago
  • DEBBY4576

    Goodness. I knew it was bad, but not this bad. Thank you for your research and sharing.
    2036 days ago
    I receive a newsletter called that tells about GMOs and other dangerous things. GMOs are bad, bad, bad stuff.
    2036 days ago
    It seems to me that you could buy organic GMO corn if no weed killers or artificail fetilizer were used. That still doesn't sound too good to me.
    2037 days ago
    wow certainly opens you eyes that is why I buy organic
    2037 days ago
    I caught that article, too. I'm not sure I buy the article's conclusions; however, it does give cause for more studies. Thanks for sharing!
    2037 days ago
  • TEDYBEAR2838
    I just knew we were playing with our health. Everytime a chemical company
    says don't worry, it's time to "WORRY"!

    Thanks for the informative article.

    2037 days ago
  • BLACK741
    couldn't agree more Sean Sexton Just eat real food opened my eyes with his real food summit. I live in the heartland, farmers as my neighbors, but they have no control over what they plant, the seed companies only provide GMO's to plant. It is either plant that or not farm. Changes need to be made and it needs to start with the people. The people need to wake up and realize what is going on.
    2037 days ago
    Thank you for enlightening me!
    2037 days ago
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