Tumors As Big As Ping-Pong Balls Developed On Rats Fed With GMO Corn From American Giant Monsanto
Tumors as big as ping-pong balls developed on rats fed with GM
maize American giant Monsanto. Picture: AFP PHOTO / CRIIGEN
Translated from French at this Swiss Website:
http://www.24heures.ch/savoirs/sciences/etude-choc-relance-controverse-ogm/story/24423274A French Study Causes Shock and Stimulates Controversy Over GMOs
Updated at 7:03 p.m. 10 Comments
In the greatest secrecy, researchers at the University of Caen followed
for two years a group of rats fed corn from GMO giant Monsanto. Huge
tumors occurred in guinea pigs.
"For the first time ever, a GMO and pesticide were evaluated for their
impact on health and longer completely by governments and industry. But
the results are alarming, "said Gilles-Eric Seralini, professor at the
University of Caen, pilot study.
His team followed two years a group of control rats and rats 200 they
divided into three main groups. The first was fed with GM maize NK603
alone, the second with the GMO corn treated with Roundup, the most
widely used herbicide in the world, and the third with non-GM maize
treated with the herbicide.Maize was introduced in a balanced diet in proportions representative of the American diet.Ping-pong Balls
"The results show mortality much faster and stronger in the consumption
of both products," says the researcher, who is or has been part of
official commissions on GMOs in 30 countries.
The study is published in the journal "Food and Chemical Toxicology",
which has already published studies Monsanto ( 91.37 2.59% ) of the
non-toxicity of GMOs. It includes images of rats fed GM with tumors
larger than a ping-pong ball.
If the researchers worked together on GM maize NK603 Roundup and two
products marketed by Monsanto, is that agricultural GMOs are modified to
tolerate or produce pesticides: 100% GMOs cultivated on a large scale
in 2011 are plants to pesticides, said Gilles-Eric Seralini.
Fifteen years of marketing
In the three groups of the sample, scientists have observed such a
mortality two to three times higher among females and two to three times
more tumors in rats of both sexes. "At the lowest dose of Roundup (...) there is 2.5 times more breast tumors,"
said the professor."The crime is that it has not been tested before, the health
authorities have not demanded longer tests when we are 15 years on the
market of GMOs in the world,"
commented Gilles -Eric Séralini.
According to him, NK603 had previously been tested over a period of
three months and the tests for authorization are provided by
manufacturers.A careful position
A few hours after the announcement of these results, the European
Commission announced the freezing of the examination of the application
for renewal of the authorization given to culture the GMO Monsanto MON
810, pending the opinion of the European Maritime Safety Agency (EFSA)
on the study.
Paris considered that this research "validated its position as a
precaution" against GMO cultivation in Europe, according to a statement
from the Health Ministers of Agriculture and Ecology. The government
seized the National Agency for Sanitary Safety.
For the French Association of Plant Biotechnology, however "many
long-term studies of GMOs (...) never revealed toxic effects."
Monsanto's side is that "it is too early to make a serious comment
because it must assess the publication."Critical voice
Tom Sanders, director of the Department of Nutritional Sciences at
King's College London, notes that the researchers did not provide
figures on the amount of food given to rats, or their growth rates. "The
rat race is particularly prone to mammary tumors when food intakes are
not controlled," he said.
"Statistical methods are unusual and do not allow probabilities for
multiple comparisons. There is no project data analysis and it seems
that the authors have retained the figures interesting, "he added.
The study will be accompanied by September 26 film, "All guinea pigs"
that reflects this experience, as well as a book by Flammarion.
Since there is a moratorium on GMOs until 2013, Switzerland is not
directly concerned. The Federal Office of Public Health has nevertheless
read this publication and will be evaluated, said a spokesman.
(ats / Newsnet)
Created: 09/19/2012, 7:03 p.m.
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