Yesterday I blogged about the incredible recalcitrance of the French and Russians, daring to maintain there are dangers in GMO food and, in Russia’s case, actually banning it from the country. (Oh, I can hear it now on See BS News, on CNN(See No News), or Faux News: “there goes that neo-Stalinist crypto-communist authoritarian hardliner Putin again, standing in the way of democracy and capitalism”). It’s just another case of the French and Russians being difficult as usual, right?
Consider this one (and again, a whole bunch of you emailed me this one: many thanks!):
Shock findings in new GMO study: Rats fed lifetime of GM corn grow horrifying tumors, 70% of females die early Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/037249_GMO_study_cancer_tumors_organ_damage.html#ixzz27iE7oKMK
Note that the study was done by the University of Caen (apparently they’re doing more there in that French city than watching film festivals… gotta watch those French!). Let me draw your attention to that paragraph again:
“Our analysis clearly reveals for the 3 GMOs new side effects linked with GM maize consumption, which were sex- and often dose-dependent. Effects were mostly associated with the kidney and liver, the dietary detoxifying organs…
(Gee, is that all? “No problem there! Our GMO food is perfectly safe! No labeling required!” Duponzanto.)
…although different between the 3 GMOs. Other effects were also noticed in the heart, adrenal glands, spleen and haematopoietic system.
(“No problem here folks! Nothing to see. Move along! Here…have some vegetables.” Duponzanto)
…We conclude that these data highlight signs of hepatorenal toxicity, possibly due to the new pesticides specific to each GM corn. In addition, unintended direct or indirect metabolic consequences of the genetic modification cannot be excluded.”(Emphasis in the original)
Now, lest you think that the American Way of Mercantilism is going to sit back idly and let France, Russia, or for that matter, the Republic of California, openly challenge their corporate bottom line in the name of humanity and good health, think again: