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In September 2012 Food and Chemical Toxicology, a respected scientific trade journal, released a study by a team of scientists at France’s Caen University led by Professor Gilles-Eric Seralini. The results of the study sent shockwaves around the world. Seralini’s group had just completed the world’s first-ever feeding study of the effect on more than 200 rats of a diet of GMO corn over a period of a full two years at a cost of €3 million. The study was ultimately published after a four-month peer-review process by scientifically qualified colleagues and after two years of research in absolute secrecy to avoid industry pressure.
Perhaps most astonishing was the fact that the Seralini study was the first long-term study of the effects of a GMO diet in the world after almost two decades of widespread proliferation of GMO crops. No one else until then had made tests over the entire two year life span of rats—no government, no university, no food end-user like Nestle, Unilever, Kellogg or Kraft Foods or any such mega food concerns using GMO in their products. All previous studies were merely a brief three months or less, far too short a time to determine the possible effects of a GMO diet, as Seralini’s study dramatically confirmed.
Seralini’s group based their experiment on the same protocol as the original Monsanto study but, critically, testing more parameters more frequently. And the rats were studied for much longer—their full two year average life-time instead of just 90 days in the Monsanto study. The long time span proved critical. The first tumors only appeared after 4 to7 months into the study.
In industry’s earlier 90-day study on the same GMO maize, Monsanto NK603, signs of toxicity were seen but were dismissed as “not biologically meaningful” by industry and EFSA alike. As Seralini’s study confirmed, they were indeed very biologically meaningful.
The Seralini study concluded, “In females, all treated groups died 2–3 times more than controls, and more rapidly.... journal-neo.org...
Within hours of the publication of the Seralini study in the Food and Chemical Toxicology journal, a coordinated global media campaign to discredit the conclusions was launched. No facts were presented, merely allegations that the study was “unscientific.”
The official EU food safety advisory body of “independent” experts, EFSA, denounced the Seralini study even before making an independent comparable long-term study to verify or refute it. EFSA had recommended approval of Monsanto’s NK603 Roundup-tolerant maize in 2009 without first conducting or insuring any independent testing. They “trusted” the studies given them by Monsanto. On November 28, 2012, only a few weeks after the study was published, EFSA in Brussels issued a press release with the following conclusion: “Serious defects in the design and methodology of a paper by Séralini et al. mean it does not meet acceptable scientific standards and there is no need to re-examine previous safety evaluations of genetically modified maize NK603.” It was utter scientific nonsense and violated professional scientific standards of review.
originally posted by: FamCore
a reply to: the2ofusr1
Tumors in mice from GMOs. But we're not supposed to question what's in our food or where it comes from? Time to find some heirloom seeds and begin growing our own!
Even "organic" foods are put into this vault-looking thing where they get "gassed", but the chemicals being used somehow allow the companies to still mark them as organic.
List of "allowed" substances for organic food can be found in this link here (4th from the bottom) National List of Allowed and Prohibited Substances
F*** Monsanto and Bayer - Two terrible organizations that profit off of death
originally posted by: the2ofusr1
a reply to: boncho
The big problem with BIG money is their connections to politicians and Justice officials that can and do use their positions to obstruct justice and use it as a political tool . The small guy is fighting a uphill battle . MSM / Justice / and even pal reviews on scientific papers can be side tracked . Bad stuff promoted and good stuff put down . A good example of this is the long story Conservative Think Tank Sues New York Attorney General Over Exxon Documents . insideclimatenews.org...
Steve McIntyre at climate Audit is another place that looks at the peer review papers and audits them and finds lots of times they hide the pea and we simple folk just cant see the deception . It has to be money based corruption that would create these things . Oh well all we can do is be the small voice we have and try to share with other small voices . There is always that 6% of separation thing .
originally posted by: pikestaff
If you live in America you wont be allowed to grow your own, I think there is a thread somewhere on ATS.com wherein a judge has outlawed vegetable gardens.
originally posted by: DAVID64
This will have ZERO effect on anything. Monsanto and Big Agra will just ignore it and if worse comes to worse, challenge it in court and tie it up for years. There's too much money to be made to let a little thing like a harmful product get in the way. As soon as TPP is signed, your rights to eat healthy food are gone. Hell, who are we kidding, they're already gone.
It would seem that this can of worms will send political and economic waves across the world
led by Professor Gilles-Eric Seralini
Well except in Russia as they have banned the product (s) ....