Yeah, this is kinda old news. In fact, I posted two separate articles on this a few days ago showing main stream bias on a Monsanto thread, purely for the benefit of our regular supporter of the feCk you any which way we can faction:
(07-21-2013 07:51 AM)Your Mom Wrote: And, just for you, SL, two reports of a study from two different sources.
A new study in France has found genetically modified maize to have devastating effects on the health of lab rats — which could indicate risks for other biological creatures, including humans. For two years, these rats were fed a diet of 33% genetically modified corn developed by Monsanto. The results are horrific. The rats “developed tumours the size of ping-pong balls, liver damage and digestive problems” according to the study.
(CBS News) A French study that supposedly shows that mice who ate genetically modified corn sprayed with weed killer were more likely to develop tumors, organ damage and die early is becoming a polarizing debate among researchers.
The two-year study, which was published on Sept. 19 in Food and Chemical Toxicology, revealed that mice who were fed either a diet of Monsanto's genetically modified maize sprayed with Roundup - the company's brand of weed killer - or drank water with levels of Roundup similar to what is found in U.S. tap water were much more likely to die and at an earlier age, in addition to other health problems.
According to the USDA Economic Research Service, as of 2011, 76 to 96 percent of corn crops had some sort of genetic modification, depending on which state they were grown.
The study involved 200 albino Sprague-Dawley rats - 100 hundred females, 100 males. The rats where then divided into groups of 10.
Enjoy your corn.
Personally, I no longer eat corn or products containing corn, but then again, I guess I must be influenced by fear mongering.
As a side note, I also refuse to eat any product that I know contains GM ingredients, and in Brazil, where it is mandatory to label such products, though extremely poorly policed, I know of at least 50 products and that is only from data released in 2007; there is nothing more current, unfortunately.
Maize (corn), Soya, potatoes, feijão (beans), canola, etc, etc.
No popcorn for this character.
But the really sad thing is, these basic products are being fed to our livestock. Once upon a time, corn fed chicken was something you wouldn't mind paying a little extra for, but now?
And what about the cattle? Are they being fed Soya products?
good question! But it's even worse for those in the US where the FDA have rubber stamped all GM products and the courts have upheld any efforts from the corporations not to label them as such.
What a fkd up state of affairs!