A two year independent study conducted in France on rats found some startling evidence of the highly toxic effects of Monsanto"s Roundup herbicide. The rats, fed a "safe" level of Roundup over the two years did not fair well at all…guess what is happening to humans that eat food treated with Roundup?
Here is a excerpt from the article from Care2.com:
"Rats fed genetically modified corn or exposed to the Monsanto herbicide Roundup were at greater risk for developing tumors, suffering organ damage or dying prematurely according to a just-published study in the journal Food and Chemical Toxicology. 200 rats were tested for two years (more or less their lifespan), much longer than the 90 days required for studies that are used when companies seek regulatory approval for genetically engineered foods. “The results were really alarming,” the study’s author, Gilles-Eric Seralini of the University of Caen in France, said.
The French site, Rue89, has photos of the rats with tumors that, it would be an understatement to say, are very disturbing."
"Stunning News: Rats fed a lifetime diet of Monsanto's genetically engineered corn or exposed to the company's popular Roundup herbicide, in amounts considered "safe" in drinking water and GM crops in the U.S., developed tumors and suffered severe kidney and liver damage, according a study released last week.1
First Lady Michelle Obama is famous for the White House organic garden, for speaking out against childhood obesity, and for advocating for better nutrition in school lunches. She's the President's closest confidante. That's why we're calling on her to build support for the labeling of genetically engineered food in California, and to urge her husband to do the same thing.
You might think, what's the point of signing another petition when Monsanto employees are in bed with the federal government? When politicians repeatedly reject the pleas of the 90% of consumers who demand GMO labeling? When Monsanto and Dow and DuPont and major food processors like Pepsi and CocaCola have already put up $25 million to defeat GMO labeling in California?"
California residents often determine what happens in important safety matters. On the next ballot PLEASE vote for labeling of GMOs. There is enough research now to cast doubt about the safety of GMOs. Even if long term studies have not yet been conducted on humans, the proof that there is no possibility of harm to people eating GMOs should rest squarely on the manufacturers shoulders and not on the public or government.
Europe has banned significant amounts of GMOs. Make Monsanto and the companies that are profiting and will profit from frankenplants and frankenfood offer difinitive proof first that it is harmless.
1. "Long term toxicity of a Roundup herbicide and a Roundup-tolerant genetically modified maize," Food and Chemical Toxicology, September 19, 2012