Russia suspends delivery of all GMO corn due to latest study findings

By on September 26, 2012

You Can Run But You Cannot Hide Monsanto

 

Rats fed GMO corn in a scientific study reported mammary tumors.

A new study found that rats fed for two years with Monsanto’s GMO corn variety NK603 or dosed with Roundup at levels permitted in drinking water, food and feed, died earlier than rats fed a diet of no GMOs.

The study has caused a media firestorm and already the pro-biotech crowd has launched an instant smear campaign against these scientists to divert attention from the shocking results.

However, it has not gone unnoticed by other countries. Yesterday the Russian government announced that they have suspended all imports of Monsanto’s genetically engineered corn due to the study’s findings.

While the scientific debate over GMO crops could go on for years, the truth is that for most Americans, 7 out of every 10 bites of processed foods most likely contain ingredients grown with GMO crops and additionally sprayed with Roundup.

Monsanto, the movie. eeeek.

This study, therefore, was performed in light of this need, and the results were an unprecedented confirmation of the cancer-causing effects of GM food and agrichemicals.

The report found in the journal Food and Chemical Toxicology, the Committee for Research and Independent Information on Genetic Engineering , reported following a two year studay as follows:

In females, all treated groups died 2 – 3 times more than controls, and more rapidly. This difference was visible in 3 male groups fed GMOs. All results were hormone and sex dependent, and the pathological profiles were comparable.

Females developed large mammary tumors almost always more often than and before controls, the pituitary was the second most disabled organ; the sex hormonal balance was modified by GMO and Roundup treatments.

In treated males, liver congestions and necrosis were 2.5 – 5.5 times higher.   This pathology was confirmed by optic and transmission electron microscopy. Marked and severe kidney nephropathies were also generally 1.3 – 2.3 greater.

Males presented 4 times more large palpable tumors than controls which occurred up to 600 days earlier. Biochemistry data confirmed very significant kidney chronic deficiencies; for all treatments and both sexes, 76% of the altered parameters were kidney related.

These results can be explained by the non linear endocrine-disrupting effects of Roundup, but also by the overexpression of the transgene in the GMO and its metabolic consequences.

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This recent scientific study only confirms that American’s deserve the Right to Know what’s in their food.

As Food Democracy Now! reported last week, Monsanto has already contributed a whopping $7.1 million dollars to defeat Yes on 37 to label GMOs in California and we now know why!

So far opponents of common sense GMO labeling have sunk a total of $32 million dollars in their bid against America’s farmers and citizens. We need to fight back now!   Chip in $7 dollars to help defeat Monsanto’s bid to silence GMO labeling in California and the U.S.   Go here to donate: http://fdn.actionkit.com/go/652?t=8&akid=636.382303.-7BcV1

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About Linda Eckhardt

Linda West Eckhardt, is an award winning journalist, food writer, and nutritionist. Her more than 20 cookbooks have garnered prizes including the James Beard prize for the best cookbook for a text she wrote with her daughter, Katherine West DeFoyd, entitled Entertaining 101, Doubleday. Their follow-up book, Stylish One Dish Dinners, Doubleday, was also nominated for a James Beard prize. Their next book, The High Protein Cookbook, Clarkson Potter, remains a best seller after 12 years. That book was designed to accompany low carb diet plans. Her ground-breaking book, Bread in Half The Time, Broadway Books, was named the Best Cookbook in America by the prestigious IACP, The Julia Child award. Her award winning radio work with Jennifer English, for a national show on the Food and Wine radio network, was nominated for a James Beard Prize for a show called, “I Know What You Ate Last Summer.”