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Monsanto's GMO Corn Linked To Organ Failure, Study Reveals

Monsanto's GMO Corn Linked To Organ Failure, Study Reveals
In a study released by the International Journal of Biological Sciences, analyzing the effects of genetically modified foods on mammalian health, researchers found that agricultural giant Monsanto’s GM corn is linked to organ damage in rats. According to the study, which was summarized by Rady Ananda at Food Freedom, “Three varieties of Monsanto’s GM corn - Mon 863, insecticide-producing Mon 810, and Roundup® herbicide-absorbing NK 603 - were approved for consumption by US, European and several other national food safety authorities.” Monsanto gathered its own crude statistical data after conducting a 90-day study, even though chronic problems can rarely be found after 90 days, and concluded that the corn was safe for consumption. In the conclusion of the IJBS study, researchers wrote: “Effects were mostly concentrated in kidney and liver function, the two major diet detoxification organs, but in detail differed with each GM type. Related:  Controverse (pierre dans la mare)

Genetic Engineering of Food and the Failure of Science – Part 2 Abstract Factors in the failure of the scientific community to properly oversee agricultural transgenics are presented. The large-scale restructuring of university science programs in the past 25 years from a model based on non-proprietary science for the ‘public good’ to the ‘academic capitalism’ model based on the ‘knowledge economy’ is discussed in the context of the failure of the science community to oversee the transition of transgenic crop technology from the research stage to commercialization. View Article (PDF) Prop 37 election fraud? Prop 37 election fraud? Right now the votes for Prop 37 to label genetically engineered foods are still being counted. On Tuesday morning, Dec 4th, Prop 37 hit 6,004,628 votes on the California Secretary of State’s website, but this tally was quickly reversed within an hour of being publicized by Food Democracy Now! Since November 6th, the vote count in California has been updated daily until December 4th, when the vote count hit 6 million for the first time. When contacted, the Secretary of State's office stated there would be no further updates to the vote totals until Dec 14th when state law requires the election results to be certified. At the same time, Food Democracy Now! We find this news troubling and think it’s important that the Secretary of State’s office know that we are watching these developments closely and expect honest and fair election results. (Right click or option-click the link and choose "Save As..." to download the image.)

OGM : la guerre secrète pour décrédibiliser l’étude Séralini | De l’intérêt du conflit Des grains de maïs MON810, génétiquement modifiés, produits par Monsanto, lors d’une manifestation anti-OGM à Trèbes, près de Carcassonne, le 23 janvier 2012 (ERIC CABANIS/AFP) Pour enterrer définitivement l’étude controversée du professeur Gilles-Eric Séralini tendant à démontrer la nocivité potentielle d’un maïs OGM et de l’herbicide Roundup,ses détracteurs ont trouvé un moyen simple : obtenir de la très sérieuse revue Food and Chemical Toxicology (FCT) qui l’a publiée, qu’elle se rétracte et « retire » l’étude de la liste de ses publications. C’est à quoi s’emploient de nombreux experts, dans une bataille qui ressemble à une opération savemment orchestrée. Une véritable guerre de relations publiques où tous les coups sont permis. La revue scientifique a publié en ligne une vingtaine de lettres de détracteurs ainsi qu’une « réponse aux critiques » rédigée par l’équipe Séralini. La tactique de ces partisans de la biotechnologie ? Un réseau international P. Des conflits d’intérêts masqués

Genetic Engineering of Food and the Failure of Science – Part 1 Abstract A major conflict has developed in science and society between promoters and opponents of transgenic foods. Food, feed, and fiber products derived from transgenic agricultural crops are presented here as a different case from bacterial, industrial, and pharmaceutical crop transgenics and should be parsed from the larger transgenics industry for comprehensive re-evaluation and market roll-back. Reviewed is the development of the crop transgenics industry; the early influence of the biotechnology industry over the US federal regulatory agencies in the context of the development of minimal regulation; the basic technology of plant transgenics; the main transgenic crops, traits, and producing countries; consumer resistance to transgenic foods; industry problems with shrinking investments; the worldwide promotion of transgenic crops; and ecological issues of transgenic crops. View Article (PDF)

Hidden Dangers: Foods with High Fructose Corn Syrup It’s super cheap—cheaper than sugar—and that means processed food manufacturers can load up on it, sweeting their goodies at rock-bottom prices and further driving our waistlines out. It’s high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) and it’s found in some pretty surprising places. In fact, the foods with high fructose corn syrup may be foods you eat every single day. While this Huffington Post article on the hidden presence of HFCS says “the jury is still out” on whether it’s dangerous or any more dangerous than sugar, we know differently. Big money is made in the corn industry—big, big money—and therefore big money is spent counteracting every study and inkling that suggests any product of the industry is less than great for you (HFCS included). Staying informed on the latest research and watching your foods like a hawk can help keep you and your family safe. YogurtsBreadsFrozen pizzasCereal barsCocktail peanutsBoxed macaroni and cheeseSalad DressingTonicApplesauceCanned Fruit

OGM : Monsanto échappe à une audition par l'Anses sur le maïs NK603 LE MONDE | • Mis à jour le | Par Paul Benkimoun Auditionné conjointement, mercredi 7 novembre, par les commissions des affaires sociales et du développement durable de l'Assemblée nationale, un responsable de l'Agence nationale de sécurité sanitaire de l'alimentation, de l'environnement et du travail (Anses) a expliqué que l'entreprise Monsanto n'avait pu être entendue par l'agence dans le cadre des suites à donner à la publication controversée du biologiste Gilles-Eric Seralini sur les effets du maïs OGM NK603, que la firme produit. Cité par le Quotidien du médecin, le directeur de l'évaluation des risques à l'Anses, Dominique Gombert, a indiqué aux députés que l'agence avait adressé à Monsanto "un courrier extrêmement précis sur les questions que nous souhaitions leur poser, notamment sur les effets dans les études à long terme. Lire : OGM : Les autorités scientifiques françaises critiquent les travaux de M. Séralini Lire : Comment le test sur les rats échoue à protéger les hommes

Debate on GMOs Health Risks after Statistical Findings in Regulatory Tests Int J Biol Sci 2010; 6(6):590-598. doi:10.7150/ijbs.6.590 Communication Joël Spiroux de Vendômois1, Dominique Cellier1,2, Christian Vélot1,3, Emilie Clair1,4, Robin Mesnage1,4, Gilles-Eric Séralini1,4 1. How to cite this article: de Vendômois JS, Cellier D, Vélot C, Clair E, Mesnage R, Séralini GE. We summarize the major points of international debate on health risk studies for the main commercialized edible GMOs. Keywords: GMOs, Health risks, Pesticides, Regulatory toxicology, Animal tests The debate on the safety of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) used for food and feed is still very lively throughout the world, more than 15 years after their first commercial release [3-5]. The debate on health risks is first of all based on theoretical considerations, and second on the knowledge derived from mammalian experiments fed on GMOs. In order to analyze subchronic or chronic toxicological signs, it is more informative to focus on studies including numerous blood and organ parameters.

Top 10 Worst GMO Foods for Your GMO Foods List Genetically modified foods (GMO foods) have been shown to cause harm to humans, animals, and the environment, and despite growing opposition, more and more foods continue to be genetically altered. It’s important to note that steering clear of these foods completely may be difficult, and you should merely try to find other sources than your big chain grocer. If produce is certified USDA-organic, it’s non-GMO (or supposed to be!) 1. One of the most prominent GMO foods, avoiding corn is a no-brainer. 2. Found in tofu, vegetarian products, soybean oil, soy flour, and numerous other products, soy is also modified to resist herbicides. 3. According to NaturalNews, genetically-modified sugar beets were introduced to the U.S. market in 2009. 4. Aspartame is a toxic additive used in numerous food products, and should be avoided for numerous reasons, including the fact that it is created with genetically modified bacteria. 5. This one may come as a surprise to all of you tropical-fruit lovers.

Ogm ou la science contre la démocratie (Jean-Pierre Berlan) Jean-Pierre Berlan, ex-directeur de recherche à l’INRA (Institut National de Recherche Agronomique) analyse l’affaire des conclusions de la recherche de Gilles Seralini sur un OGM, le maïs NK603. Jean-Pierre Berlan ne tente pas de battre en brèche (ou non) le protocole de Mr Seralini, ce que la plupart des « experts » se sont empressés de faire, mais souligne les problématiques centrales que les OGM cultivés en plein champ, et voués à nourrir les êtres vivants posent : celles de la démocratie, de l’agriculture moderne des industries chimiques, du règne des experts, de l’addiction des populations aux pesticides. Montrer des dangers des éthers de glycol, du nucléaire, du sel, des Ogm expose à des déboires sûrs plutôt qu’à des promotions. Depuis le début de cette guerre de tranchées en 1997, les Ogm assurent la carrière, les contrats, les crédits, la consultance, les brevets, les “starts-up”, l’aggrandissement des laboratoires et le prestige scientifique à ceux qui les font.

Food Safety - The Science Introduction and Overview It is well-recognized that absolute safety is not an achievable goal in any human endeavor, and this reality is relevant to food and feed safety. The safe use of food or feed has typically been established either through experience, based on its common use, or in more recent times by application of generally recognized scientific assessment measures. For food and feed derived from genetically modified (GM) or biotech crops, Monsanto assesses each new product for safety according to rigorous procedures established by international expert bodies charged with assuring the safety of food and feed derived from crops modified using agricultural biotechnology. Since the 1990’s, the safety standard for novel food and feed crops and biotech crops in particular has been that they be as safe as an appropriate counterpart with a history of safe consumption. Safety of the Introduced Protein(s): Proteins are a necessary part of human and animal diets.

Russia Bans Use and Import of Monsanto's GMO Corn Following Study Following the groundbreaking French study that graphically linked the lifetime consumption of Monsanto’s GMO corn in rats to massive tumors and direct organ failure, Russia’s premiere consumers rights organization has suspended both the importation and use of Monsanto’s GMO corn within the nation’s borders. The move may soon be echoed by other nations, who may soon be urged by France to ban Monsanto’s GMOs due to serious health concerns. France, who also recently upheld a key ban on growing GMOs, has been instrumental in alerting the world to the dangers of GMOs and Monsanto’s overall corruption. In the nation’s latest announcement, it was revealed that France’s Agriculture Minister was launching an investigation into the GMO study, ultimately calling for European authorities to ban Monsanto’s GMOs in order to protect citizens in the event that the study was found to be sound. Monsanto’s GMOs led to horrendous tumors that led to rats literally dragging them along the ground. NaturalNews

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