September 19, 2012

New study zaps Monsanto GM corn

Metafilter - A new study on GM corn, conducted in secret by a French team of researchers led by Gilles-Eric Séralini, is to be published by Food and Chemical Toxicology. Its results are chilling.

Started in 2006, the study managed to covertly acquire bags of Monsanto's NK 603. After a few years of feeding it to rats, while maintaining secrecy (encrypted mails, no phone, misdirection through decoy studies), the results are in: GM-fed rats show an explosion of tumors with two to five times the rate of the non-GM-fed control group, and those tumors happen far earlier than in the control group: 20 months before for males, 3 for females. Considering an average life expectency of 2 years, the difference is huge.

2 comments:

someofparts said...

Good grief. Thanks for the tip.

Caro said...

Study on Monsanto GM corn concerns draws skepticism
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/09/20/us-gmcrops-safety-idUSBRE88J0MS20120920

Carolyn Kay
www.ManyYearsYoung.com