Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Major Study Links GMOs To Liver/Kidney Damage, Cancer and Severe Hormonal Disruptions

Major Study Links GMOs To Liver/Kidney Damage, Cancer and Severe Hormonal Disruptions 

When in 2012 the Journal of Food and Chemical Toxicology published an article that showed genetically modified maize was harmful, a whirlwind was created. It was one of the pioneer scientific studies that looked at the effects a GMO maize diet had on rats. However, the article was later retracted by the journal, which caused an uproar in the scientific community. It was clear that GMO crop supporters, led by the indestructible Monsanto, forced the removal of the publication.

In June 2014, the study was republished in Environmental Sciences Europe. Its findings became a part of the growing body of knowledge that warns against GMO crop consumption. The study lasted for two years and included rats that were fed commercialized genetically modified maize, alongside Monsanto’s NK603 glyphosate-based herbicide Roundup. These rats developed severe liver and kidney damage as well as hormonal disturbances. Large tumors were also found in the significant amount of animals.

Monsanto published a similar study, but they followed the rats for 90 days only, and observed no harm in this short time. In this way they neglected the long-term effects GMOs have on body and its genetic code. The study published in Environmental Sciences Europe, conducted by Gilles-Eric Seralini and his colleagues, noted that the anomalies started showing after about 9 months. The full impact of GMO feeding only manifests after a period of time, and there is other evidence that suggests that. For example, there has been a dramatic increase in birth defects and cancer in areas of Argentina that have grown GM soy for a decade.

Geneticist David Suzuki urges people and governments to take extreme precautions when using GMOs. By eating food treated in this way, we allow foreign genes to enter our system through an unknown mechanism. We don’t know how safe that is, and that is why many countries all over the world still don’t allow GMOs. But they are caving in to pressure from GMO giants, so it’s very likely that we will all soon be exposed to a massive experiment, without giving our consent.

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