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Monsanto or Organic? Who to trust with your food [infographic]
Remember the Seralini study? Rats fed GMOs, Monsanto’s Roundup Ready corn, developed tumors. Some died. The study was published in the journal, Food and Chemical Toxicology. Pictures published. A wave of biotech-industry criticism ensued. Pressure built... The journal retracted the study. Why? Unethical? Plagiarized? Dishonest? No, he used rats which (supposedly) had an inherent tendency to develop tumors (the Sprague-Dawley strain), and used too few. Smell a rat?
Red No. 3, also known by its chemical name Erythrosine, is a cherry-pink dye used to color products like maraschino cherries, pistachios, canned fruit, candy, popsicles, cake decorating gels, and toothpaste. It is also used in printing inks, as a biological stain, a dental plaque disclosing agent, and in X-rays. In 1990, the U.S. FDA placed a partial ban on Red No. 3 after research showed high doses could cause cancer in rats
...And the US just passed the The Monsanto Protection Act which means that GMO crops can evade any serious scientific or regulatory review. Read your labels.