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June 11 (Reuters) - Pigs fed a diet of only genetically modified grain showed markedly higher stomach inflammation than pigs who dined on conventional feed, according to a new study by a team of Australian scientists and U.S. researchers. The study adds to an intensifying public debate over the impact of genetically modified crops, which are widely used by U.S. and Latin American farmers and in many other countries around the world.
Monsanto ENGINEERS GMOs to be used with (and sell more) glyphosate containing Roundup pesticide. The EPA INCREASED the amount of glyphosate allowed to remain in GMO foods! The quotation is from: www.mdpi.com/.... The authors of the study describe a pathway through which they argue glyphosate could theoretically cause obesity. Interestingly, a real world Norwegian study found this GMO food-obesity link: www.dietsinreview...
"Monsanto's herbicide glyphosate -- trade name RoundUp -- which is used on most genetically engineered crops, is sparking new and serious concern, not just among GMO opponents but among health and environment experts globally. Glyphosate (RoundUp) has long been touted as virtually harmless. EPA doesn't even bother to test for residues in food, having decided years ago they pose little risk. But studies to the contrary have gradually been accumulating, and in March of this year, 17 experts from 1
Monitoring genetically modified soybean along the industrial soybean oil extraction and refining processes by polymerase chain reaction techniques -- 2010 study showing there's detectable GM DNA in refined soy oil. More here: www.gmwatch.eu/... #GMOs #DNA #soy
A study found that childhood obesity rates have increased since 1999. news.yahoo.com/... Interestingly, that is around the same time when GMOs started entering Americans' food supply in a major way. www.ers.usda.gov/...
It’s bad enough that regulatory agencies continue to allow tons of Monsanto’s herbicide, Roundup, to be sprayed on food crops - despite evidence that the herbicide’s key ingredient, glyphosate, causes birth defects, endocrine disruption and a host of other health problems. Now, a new study says the most widely used herbicide in the world is even more toxic than we thought.
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 circulated. A wave of biotech-industry criticism ensued. Pressure built... The journal retracted the study. Why? Unethical? Plagiarized? Dishonest? No, the rats tested 'supposedly' have an inherent tendency to develop tumors (Sprague-Dawley), and it's claimed he used too few. Smell a rat?
For people who pay attention to the GMO issue, they are torn between claims by scientists showing the dangers, and claims made by industry-supported ‘scientific’ studies which show GMOs cause little to no harm. The problem is that most of the American population doesn’t really know what GMOs are, so when biotech spends millions of dollars tapping the market, it generally becomes an overriding success.