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When fed to rats it affected their kidneys and blood counts. So what might it do to humans? We think you should be told
The secret research we reveal today raises the potential health risks of genetically modified foods. Here, environment editor Geoffrey Lean, who has led this paper's campaign on GM technology for the past six years, examines the new evidence. And he asks the questions that must concern us all: why is Monsanto, the company trying to sell GM corn to Britain and Europe, so reluctant to publish the full results of its alarming tests on lab rats? Why are our leaders so keen to buy the unproven technology against the wishes of consumers? And why is the man who first raised these concerns six years ago shunned by the scientific establishment and his former political masters?
[...]GM foods - and their safety. The European Commission is pressing for more and more of them to be allowed to be sold in Britain and the rest of the EU.
The latest modified crop to come up for approval for use in food is MON 863, a modified corn already grown and eaten in the US and Canada.
secret research carried out on rats by Monsanto - which owns the corn - suggests that eating it may damage their health.
It indicates that rats fed relatively high levels of MON 863 had smaller kidneys and suffered potentially more harmful blood chemistry than those on a conventional diet.
Gulf Times: Study reveals health fears over GM food
According to the confidential 1,139-page report, these health problems were absent from another batch of rodents fed non-GM food as part of the research project.
the disclosure of the health effects on the Monsanto rats has intensified the row over whether the corn is safe to eat without further research.
Originally posted by James the Lesser
Well, seeing as how over a BILLION people have been eating GM food for years, I think we would have seen some side effects.