New study on the health effects of genetically modified corn

Did you know that genetically modified foods are only tested on rats for 3 months?  Until last week, I didn’t either.

A new, ground-breaking study has just been released that tests the health effects of genetically modified corn on laboratory rats for their entire life cycle (2 years).  Let me tell you, the releases aren’t pretty.

The first GM animal feeding trial to be conducted over the lifetime of laboratory rats tested Monsanto’s GM corn NK603 and their herbicide Roundup, and found tumours, multiple organ damage and premature death. (Séralini, G.-E., et al. “Long term toxicity of a Roundup herbicide and a Roundup-tolerant genetically modified maize.” Food Chem. Toxicol. (2012) )

Here’s a short (12 minute) video about the results.  Just a warning, you might not want to read this while eating.  For links to more information and to take action, visit the Canadian Biotechnology Action Network.

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