Europe-wide ban on Monsanto GM corn imminent in wake of French study linking it to cancer

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Pending affirmation by its national health agency, France is expected to call for an official ban on Monsanto’s genetically-modified (GM) corn very soon “at a European level,” according to the French news source RFI. Following the recent release of a University of Caen study that found a link between the “Frankencorn” and the development of severe tumors in rats, French officials have been urging a Europe-wide ban on both the cultivation and import of the GM corn, which was never proven safe in the first place prior to its commercial release.

The study, which was published in the peer-reviewed journal Food and Chemical Toxicology, revealed for the first time that rats fed Monsanto’s NK603 GM corn treated with Roundup (glyphosate) herbicide for longer than 90 days developed deadly tumors at a much higher, and much quicker, rate than rats not exposed to these products. Similar health consequences were observed in rats fed NK603 GM corn without Roundup, as well as in rats exposed to just Roundup, revealing more about the true toxicity of these two highly-pervasive food technologies.

What the study suggests, in other words, is that GMOs are far from innocuous, and that they pose some very serious health threats when consumed for long periods of time. Since there have never been any other long-term studies on the safety of GMOs — and definitely none that have ever proven them to be safe — it makes logical and scientific sense to adopt the precautionary principle in light of the available evidence, which is heavily stacked against the continued purveyance of GMOs.

“‘Several animal studies indicate serious health risks associated with GMO food,’ including infertility, immune problems, accelerated aging, faulty insulin regulation, and changes in major organs and the gastrointestinal system,” says the Institute for Responsible Technology (IRT). “The AAEM (American Academy of Emergency Medicine) asked physicians to advise patients to avoid GM foods.”

And this latest study out of France only affirms what groups like IRT have been warning about for years — that GMOs are not safe, that independent research clearly illustrates their potential health risks, and that no long-term safety studies have ever definitively proven that GMO consumption is safe or beneficial to human health.

“While previous studies have usually lasted only about three months, Seralini’s (French GMO study) lasted two years, the average rat’s lifespan, and the illnesses developed later in the period covered,” says RFI.

Sources for this article include:

http://www.english.rfi.fr
http://www.naturalnews.com
http://www.responsibletechnology.org/gmo-dangers

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By Ethan A. Huff

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6 Comments

  1. As the article says, we need to band together and withdraw support, funds etc frpm companies that own Monsanto stock.
    As I am just a person with a mouth, I do not buy any food that has label with words: soy corn or canola. I will not buy any beef unless it is 100% grass fed or chicken that is caged and cannot move from being pumped up more than what their legs can support.
    I complain to stores about their lack of products that do not contain these terrible foods.
    I am disgusted that politicians in USA have no real concern the people.

  2. Having any GM ‘frankenfood’ at all is bad enough, but now DuPont and Monsanto have conspired together to defeat a ballot initiative in California USA this November which if approved by voters will require foods to be honestly labeled as to GM content (so consumers can I.D. the cancer-causing foods and refuse to buy them).

  3. Apart from the ‘GM debts in India and so-called ‘terminator technology’, meaning that the resulting crops do not produce viable seeds of their own, and the cross pollination of crops infringing Monsanto’s patents (through no fault of the farmer) these morally crippled greedy monsters prey on whomever they can to derive profit, claiming concern for global food security, with no concern for the health of the consumer.
    Liars indeed.
    Hang ’em high.

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