A new study published in the International Journal of Biological Sciences ends the debate regarding the health effects of genetically modified food (GMO). With their findings almost as shocking as the fact that genetically modified food was ever allowed on the shelf, the study is gaining some intense coverage even in the mainstream media, specifically regarding gm corn varieties.
Study Proves Three Monsanto GM Corn Varieties Pose Health Hazard
“There is a world-wide debate concerning the safety and regulatory approval process of genetically modified (GM) crops and foods. In order to scientifically address this issue, it is necessary to have access to toxicological tests, preferably on mammals, performed over the longest time-scales involving detailed blood and organ system analyses. Furthermore, these tests should, if possible, be in accordance with OECD guidelines.” states the introduction.
GM foods been shown time and time again to not only cause bodily and environment harm, but also be ineffective at saving the world from mass starvation. The primarily known supplier and creator of GM seeds, foods, and crops is a biotechnology company known as Monsanto. For decades, Monsanto has been creating genetically modified seeds which are forced on many farmers. Some of the crops, such as GM corn, grown from the GM seeds are created to kill insects to make for easier farming, but the result has been the creation of resistant superweeds and superbugs, and subsequently increased pesticide use – leading to further human and environmental harm.
“For the first time in the world, we’ve proven that GMO are neither sufficiently healthy nor proper to be commercialized. […] Each time, for all three GMOs, the kidneys and liver, which are the main organs that react to a chemical food poisoning, had problems,” indicated Gilles-Eric Séralini, an expert member of the Commission for Biotechnology Reevaluation, created by the EU in 2008.
The study also found that GM corn fed to mice led to an increase in overall body weight of about 3.7 percent, while also increasing the weight of the liver by up to 11 percent. We know genetically modified food like GM corn is known to cause short term damage to nature and your biology, but the concern may primarily revolves around the unknown long-term consequences. We currently have information and research regarding the detrimental effects of GMO foods in the short term, but they continue to be used while long-term effects are still a mystery even to GMO supporters.