Rat Tumors


We should all be seriously concerned with the results of this recent study: Long term toxicity of a Roundup herbicide and a Roundup-tolerant genetically modified maize.  GMO corn is ubiquitous in the American diet.  Our chickens eat it, GM corn and soy is fed to cattle, pigs, chickens, farmed fish, etc… Everything packaged, processed, canned, etc… includes GM corn, soy, or some derivative thereof. Check out gluten-free products – guess what ingredients are included? The gluten-free bandwagon is yet another way for Big Ag to introduce GM corn and soy into the diet. Virtually all corn and soy in the USA food and feed supply is GM. Our water is being contaminated by glyphosate run-off. Please — Leave your comfort zone and read the full text study provided here.

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Long term toxicity of a Roundup herbicide and a Roundup-tolerant

Citation: Séralini, G.-E., et al. Long term toxicity of a Roundup herbicide and a Roundup-tolerant genetically modified maize. Food
Chem. Toxicol. (2012), http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.fct.2012.08.005

a b s t r a c t
The health effects of a Roundup-tolerant genetically modified maize (from 11% in the diet), cultivated
with or without Roundup, and Roundup alone (from 0.1 ppb in water), were studied 2 years in rats. In
females, all treated groups died 2–3 times more than controls, and more rapidly. This difference was vis-
ible in 3 male groups fed GMOs. All results were hormone and sex dependent, and the pathological pro-
files were comparable. Females developed large mammary tumors almost always more often than and
before controls, the pituitary was the second most disabled organ; the sex hormonal balance was mod-
ified by GMO and Roundup treatments. In treated males, liver congestions and necrosis were 2.5–5.5
times higher. This pathology was confirmed by optic and transmission electron microscopy. Marked
and severe kidney nephropathies were also generally 1.3–2.3 greater. Males presented 4 times more large
palpable tumors than controls which occurred up to 600 days earlier. Biochemistry data confirmed very
significant kidney chronic deficiencies; for all treatments and both sexes, 76% of the altered parameters
were kidney related. These results can be explained by the non linear endocrine-disrupting effects of
Roundup, but also by the overexpression of the transgene in the GMO and its metabolic consequences.
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Citation: Séralini, G.-E., et al. Long term toxicity of a Roundup herbicide and a Roundup-tolerant genetically modified maize. Food
Chem. Toxicol. (2012), http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.fct.2012.08.005

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