Don’t feed GMO corn to your pet rats

From Ben Hirschler and Kate Kelland, on Reuters:

(Reuters) – In a study that prompted criticism from other experts, French scientists said on Wednesday that rats fed on Monsanto’s genetically modified (GM) corn or exposed to its top-selling weedkiller suffered tumors and multiple organ damage.

Gilles-Eric Seralini of the University of Caen and colleagues said ra]ts fed on a diet containing NK603 – a seed variety made tolerant to dousings of Monsanto’s Roundup weedkiller – or given water with Roundup at levels permitted in the United States, died earlier than those on a standard diet.

Experts not involved in the study were highly skeptical about its methods and findings, with some accusing the French scientists of going on a “statistical fishing trip”.

The animals on the GM diet suffered mammary tumors, as well as severe liver and kidney damage. The study was published in the peer-reviewed journal Food and Chemical Toxicology and presented at a news conference in London.

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….’

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One response to “Don’t feed GMO corn to your pet rats

  1. AJ

    I had just read Mike Adam’s latest article on this same French study. I am not surprised to come here and find you on top of the latest expose’ as well.

    It is a very extensive and damning study of Monsanto and their precious herbicide “Roundup”.

    ABOUT TIME, I say! ABOUT TIME!!

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