Would you eat something that does this to rats? Russia has joined in the banning of GMO "food", but it is still forced on Americans and developing countries.
WASHINGTON DC) - People understand instantly in looking at those pathetic rats that organic food is not a niche market or a expensive luxury, but a life or death issue, because the rats were fed corn that is part of the American diet. All the studies that were required but bypassed before GMOs were unleashed into the food chain seem compressed into this one devastating study by CRIIGEN.
But Monsanto has been assiduously preparing for this day of public realization, corrupting the FDA (Monsanto VP Michael Taylor is charge of "food safety" and ensuring it through armed raids against organic farmers, organic coops, and mothers' organic buying clubs!), the USDA (which has funded development of a corn to sterilize humans), the EPA (which is going after hay on an inland ranch as a pollutant under the Clean Water Act, while ignoring serious oil spills into major rivers), and any other agencies standing in the way of getting its death-causing products released as quickly as possible into the environment. One can see their not very subtle desperation to shut down all questions about their GMOs, in the bill proposed in India, that would set up a biotech regulatory authority and laws to imprison anyone who even dared to bring up the issue of the safety of GMOs (including in vaccines, which now contain GMOs with news equally dire). The Indian bill has been called "unconstitutional, unethical, unscientific," which is practically a nickname for Monsanto at this point.
But however outrageous the efforts to force GMOs onto India, they are small potatoes compared to what Monsanto and the biotech industry have done behind the scenes in the US where they have arranged for Homeland Security to define organic food - the only safe food - as a bio-security threat. They are clearly not happy about the unpatented, free for the taking, biodiversity people are working to save - open pollinated seeds and crops, as well as heritage animals raised on small farms. As is Monsanto's modus operandi, reality has been turned on it's head, such that GMO seeds and only crops raised on giant mono-culture GMO farms and sprayed with deadly pesticides, and only animals trapped in animal prisons (CAFOs - controlled animal feeding operations) where they are fed on GMOs with pesticides, antibiotics, and hormones, have now been defined as "normal" and what actually is normal (and safe) has been defined as a threat.
To that end, the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has taken the position that organic farming, such as free-ranging chickens and cows and non-GM seeds that you can't "control" are potential biosecurity threats. USDA has even begun putting, in writing, directives on how they want organic farming "contained" – which resembles turning organic farms into nothing more than factory farms. http://www.salem-news.com/articles/september242012/homeland-monsanto-wk.php
New research out of France has linked both an herbicide and a genetically modified corn to organ damage, tumors and early death among rats, prompting a call for greater regulation of GM foods among sustainable agriculture advocates.
The study - published Wednesday in Food and Chemical Toxicology - found that rats who were exposed to Roundup
, a weed killing herbicide, and rats who were fed Roundup-resistant corn developed mammary tumors, kidney and liver damage and died earlier than those in the control group.
According to the authors, this is the first study to examine the long-term effects of genetically modified Roundup Ready corn, or NK603, which is produced by biotech corporation Monsanto and has been approved for use in both the European Union and the United States.
Previous studies have examined the effects of NK603 on animals over the course of 90 days, while this study looked at a two-year period. http://www.foodsafetynews.com/2012/09/study-herbicide-and-gm-corn-may-cause-tumors-early-death/