GM Feed Toxic, New Meta-Analysis Confirms

By Dr Eva Sirinathsinghji
Institute of Science in Society

EXTRACTS: A meta-analysis on 19 studies confirms kidney and liver toxicity in rats and mice fed on GM soybean and maize, representing more than 80 percent of all commercially available GM food; it also exposes gross inadequacies of current risk assessment.

A team of independent scientists led by Gilles-Eric Séralini at Caen University in France carried out a meta-analysis combining the results of 19 previous studies [1], and their report concluded:

“From the regulatory tests performed today, it is unacceptable to submit 500 million Europeans and several billions of consumers worldwide to the new pesticide GM-derived foods or feed, this being done without more controls (if any) than the only 3-month-long toxicological tests and using only one mammalian species, especially since there is growing evidence of concern.”

Multiple organ abnormalities revealed on re-analysis

The nineteen feeding studies performed to date were performed by both industry and independent scientists on either Bt maize or RR soybean, which constitute 83 percent of commercially available GM food. The Bt maize varieties all contain a specific pesticidal protein from the soil bacterium Bt (Bacillus thuringiensis), one variety was also glufosinate herbicide tolerant; the RR soybean is tolerant to Roundup Ready (glyphosate) herbicide. The data were re-analysed with new biological and statistical methods, including the meta-analysis. Meta-analyses allow a more objective appraisal of the evidence and provide a more precise estimate of a treatment effect, giving greater statistical power, and reducing the significance of false-positive or false-negative results.

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9 responses to “GM Feed Toxic, New Meta-Analysis Confirms

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  3. Would an Avaaz style internet petition force politicians to accept the wishes of the people and get them to ban this? I am sure many people would love to register some kind of communal protest on this issue.

    • I suspect that petitions won’t help. Even when 95% of the public objected to the bankster bailouts, the feds did it anyway.

      I also suspect that we won’t be able to vote our way out of this mess of corrupt government — especially since computers can be hacked without detection and 98% of US elections are run on them.

      That’s not even to go into all the other failings of the US electoral system.

      Nay, I suspect more direct action is needed.

  4. “…indicating an increased metabolic rate.” Does this mean that they eat more and more, and cannot be sated? GREAT way to kill people. Starve to death in the midst of “plenty”, even though the “plenty” is deadly.

    • I don’t think a higher metabolic rate impacts the feeling of hunger. I have a very high metabolic rate (as do athletes). As far as I know, this only means that food is processed quickly in the body.

      I can tell you that I rarely feel hunger, altho I surely need to eat more than I do.

  5. I think with the corruption in government you can’t really do anything about this. At least we still have the power to take what we eat into our own hands. Make sure you don’t eat any of this crap yourself, avoid all products with soy or corn – actually avoid anything that comes in a box and has come from a factory! Grow your own, find small local farms to source other items from – get out of the grocery store. Even “natural” foods are contaminated with this crap.

    Wheat is the next big area of GMO, so start finding local sources for good wheat and buy a grinder.

  6. A recent study released by the International Journal of Biological Sciences found that Monsanto’s GM Corn causes liver and kidney damage in lab rats. Monsanto only released the raw data after a legal challenge from Greenpeace, the Swedish Board of Agriculture, and French anti- GM campaigners. I’m sure the corn is fine to feed to our cattle or eat ourselves though. Right?

  7. We cannot depend on government institutions or multinational corporations to “allow us” to be organic – we must take action to make it happen!

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