Thursday, September 27, 2012

Russia bans all GM corn imports; EU may also ban Monsanto GMO in wake of shocking cancer findings

Russia has now officially banned all imports of genetically modified corn, citing concerns from a recent study by French researchers showing rats grew massive cancer tumors when fed a lifetime of Monsanto's genetically modified corn.  Russia's consumer protection group, Rospotrebnadzor, said it was halting all imports of GM corn while the country's Institute of Nutrition will be evaluating the results of the study.

The Russian ban is the latest blow to Monsanto, a company desperately clinging to the myth that its genetically modified crops are "no different" than traditional crops and therefore long-term safety testing is completely unnecessary. Monsanto has assaulted the French study, claiming it did not use enough rats and that the duration of the study was too short -- an absurd claim, given that Monsanto's own studies on animals are only 90 days in duration, while the French study looked at the effects of rats eating GM corn (and drinking trace levels of Roundup herbicide) for two years.  To Read More….. 
My Take:  I have not published anything about the French study before this because I was hoping there would be further articles dealing with this study.  I havne’t seen anything as yet.  I however do believe that it is important to publish both sides of an issue otherwise the validity of the claims can never be established.  I don’t believe this study is going to stand the test of time.  I would not be surprised to find that this study is going to fall into the same category as the fraudulent endocrine studies that came out of  Tulane University many years ago.  A study that heavily influenced federal regulations we are stuck with in spite of now knowing the truth.  Then again….when did truth ever have an influence on the EPA in their quest to impose insane greenie philosophies via regulations and court decisions.  The EPA is to the green movement as Sinn Fein is to the IRA. 

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