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Sunday, May 22, 2005

Genetically modified food damaged rats in study

This is like something from H.G. Wells' The Food of the Gods. From the Independent of London:

Rats fed on a diet rich in genetically modified corn developed abnormalities to internal organs and changes to their blood, raising fears that human health could be affected by eating GM food.

The Independent on Sunday can today reveal details of secret research carried out by Monsanto, the GM food giant, which shows that rats fed the modified corn had smaller kidneys and variations in the composition of their blood.

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.


Although Monsanto last night dismissed the abnormalities in rats as meaningless and due to chance, reflecting normal variations between rats, a senior British government source said ministers were so worried by the findings that they had called for further information.

Nine other global health organization have ruled the corn as safe. It's been on the market since 2003. I'm sure we can trust that our Food and Drug Administration ignored the huge campaign donations made by Monsanto and other agri-businesses to this administration and judged this corn as safe based on the scientific-evidence alone.


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