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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.

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) » Monsanto’s Infertility-Linked Roundup Found in All Urine Samples Tested Alex Jones Mike Barrett January 25, 2012 A recent study conducted by a German university found very high concentrations of glyphosate, a carcinogenic chemical found in herbicides like Monsanto’s Roundup, in all urine samples tested. The amount of glyphosate found in the urine was staggering, with each sample containing concentrations at 5- to 20-fold the limit established for drinking water. This is just one more piece of evidence that herbicides are, at the very least, being sprayed out of control. Glyphosate in Monsanto’s Roundup Impacting Global Health This news comes only one month after it was found that glyphosate, contained in Monsanto’s Roundup, is contaminating the groundwater in the areas in which it is used. It means that toxic glyphosate is now polluting the world’s drinking water through the widespread contamination of aquifers, wells and springs. Monsanto continues to make the claim that their Roundup products are completely safe for both animals and humans. Print this page.

Le lobby OGM mis à la porte de l’Assemblée nationale - Chimie Quatre industriels seraient en passe de se voir rayés de la liste des représentants d’intérêts de l’Assemblée nationale. Leur point commun : ils travaillent sur les OGM… L’information n’a pas encore fait le tour du web, mais pourrait vite faire grand bruit dans le monde industriel. Seul le site en a fait état pour le moment. Quatre groupes agrochimiques pourraient bientôt ne plus avoir accès aux couloirs de l’Assemblée nationale. Il s’agirait de Monsanto, Bayer Cropscience, Dupont et Syngenta. Comme de nombreux autres industriels, fédérations et cabinets de lobbying, ces entreprises ont un droit d’accès qui leur permet de faire valoir leurs intérêts directement auprès des députés. "Si cette information est confirmée, je serai très choqué", déclare Jean-Charles Bocquet, directeur général de l’Union des industries de la protection des plantes (UIPP). Contrecoup de l’affaire Séralini ?

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)

Judge Dismisses Organic Farmers' Case Against Monsanto : The Salt hide captionFarmer Alan Madison fills a seed hopper with Monsanto hybrid seed corn near Arlington, Illinois, U.S. A group of organic and other growers say they're concerned they'll be sued by Monsanto if pollen from seeds like these drift onto their fields. Daniel Acker/Landov Farmer Alan Madison fills a seed hopper with Monsanto hybrid seed corn near Arlington, Illinois, U.S. A New York federal court today dismissed a lawsuit against agribusiness giant Monsanto brought by thousands of certified organic farmers. The Organic Seed Growers and Trade Association and several other growers and organizations do not use Monsanto seeds. Instead, the judge found that plaintiffs' allegations were "unsubstantiated ... given that not one single plaintiff claims to have been so threatened." The company, meanwhile, asserts that it doesn't exercise its patent rights when trace amounts of its patented traits inadvertently end up in farmers' fields. Last year, the U.S.

Monsanto Un article de Wikipédia, l'encyclopédie libre. Monsanto Company Dans les années 1940, Monsanto était un producteur majeur de plastique comme le polystyrène et des fibres synthétiques. Monsanto est notamment la première entreprise à avoir produit des LED visibles en masse[4]. Elle a aussi produit des PCB et de l'agent orange, de l'aspartame et de l'hormone bovine de croissance recombinée. Au début des années 1980, le potentiel des biotechnologies végétales provoque une forte réorganisation du marché des produits phytosanitaires et des semences, autrefois séparés. Historique[modifier | modifier le code] John Francis Queeny fonde, à la fin de l’année 1901, la société Monsanto, ainsi nommée en hommage à son épouse : Olga Mendez Monsanto. Initialement producteur de saccharine, vendue pour l’essentiel à une petite société en développement nommée Coca-Cola, Monsanto se diversifie dès 1904 avec la fabrication de caféine et de vanilline. 1999 : Monsanto vend NutraSweet Co. et deux autres sociétés.

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.

Texas Removes Thomas Jefferson From Teaching Standard (March 12) -- Widely regarded as one of the most important of all the founding fathers of the United States, Thomas Jefferson received a demotion of sorts Friday thanks to the Texas Board of Education. The board voted to enact new teaching standards for history and social studies that will alter which material gets included in school textbooks. It decided to drop Jefferson from a world history section devoted to great political thinkers. According to Texas Freedom Network , a group that opposes many of the changes put in place by the Board of Education, the original curriculum asked students to "explain the impact of Enlightenment ideas from John Locke, Thomas Hobbes, Voltaire, Charles de Montesquieu, Jean Jacques Rousseau and Thomas Jefferson on political revolutions from 1750 to the present." The Texas Board of Education is dropping President Thomas Jefferson from a world history section devoted to great political thinkers.

Débat sur les organismes génétiquement modifiés Un article de Wikipédia, l'encyclopédie libre. Les manifestations anti-OGM, Washington, DC Les organismes génétiquement modifiés (OGM) provoquent de nombreux débats qui sont sortis des mondes agricole, économique et scientifique pour toucher les sphères politique, philosophique, médiatique et juridique. Les débats sur les OGM concernent trois thèmes principaux : Sur le bien-fondé des modifications génétiques par l'être humainSur les processus utilisés pour créer et expérimenter des OGMSur l'utilité et les risques dans leur domaine d'application Évolution générale du débat[modifier | modifier le code] Les OGM sont source de grandes divergences d’opinion, qui conduisent à une absence de consensus au sein des opinions publiques nationales ; les craintes sur les risques sanitaires qu'ils pourraient générer et sur une éventuelle atteinte à la biodiversité entrent en conflit avec les avantages mis en avant des OGM . Histoire du débat[modifier | modifier le code] Durée de vie des plantes

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.

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