Wednesday, January 13, 2010
Study links Monsanto GM corn to organ failure in rats
by Larry Geller
Most genetically modified seed corn is produced in Hawaii, where a large majority of all the corn grown is raised expressly for the production of genetically modified seeds. [Pacific Business News, Genetically modified corn is on the rise, 9/7/2004]
Hawaii-grown corn, big business or not, may be bad business for the state. A recent study is getting to the point GMO opponents have long advocated—the study claims that the stuff is bad, at least for rats (no, this has nothing to do with the Chinatown rat problem, I know you were thinking about that…).
Here is a headline from today’s Democracy Now:
Study Links Monsanto GM Corn to Organ Failure
A new study claims to have uncovered new health effects caused by genetically modified corn from the agricultural giant Monsanto. The International Journal of Biological Sciences says GM corn helped cause organ damage in rats. The study’s author called Monsanto’s GM methods “a very serious mistake, dramatic for public health.” [Democracy Now headlines, 1/13/2010]
An article from the Huffington Post: Monsanto's GMO Corn Linked To Organ Failure, Study Reveals (1/12/2010)
More info and a discussion of Monsanto’s rebuttal: Three Approved GMOs Linked to Organ Damage (Food Freedom, 1/1/2010)
Thanks for posting this important info. The HuffPo piece, unfortunately, cites a plagiarist instead of my original article. Adam Shake copied my article completely and won't credit me. :-( HuffPo refuses to correct the accreditation.
For a blogger who does this work for free, my only payment is having my name attached to the article, and having my website named. I'm very happy to see you post the link to the original article at Food Freedom.
Thanks for your comment.
I didn't know about the Huffington Post problem.
I'll be crossposting the same article to The Free Range Gourmet, a blog I've been neglecting recently.
Thank you for your good work.
Hey Rady, you're right. The guy completely ripped off your post word for word. It now states at the bottom, "Some material sourced from food for freedom website by Rady Ananda." Some material? Like all. That kind of puts a big cloud over Adam Shake as far as I'm concerned. Glad I found your blog, though. I have my RSS reader pointed to it now.