Monsanto’s GM corn MON863 shows kidney, liver toxicity in animal studies — Even though this link is actually a few months old, the story is apparently completely suppressed by the mainstream media which should be all over it.

A variety of genetically modified corn that was approved for human consumption in 2006 caused signs of liver and kidney toxicity as well as hormonal changes in rats in a study performed by researchers from the independent Committee for Independent Research and Genetic Engineering at the University of Caen in France.

• The corn in question, MON863, is made by the Monsanto Company and approved for use in Australia, Canada, China, the European Union, Japan, Mexico, the Philippines, and the United States. It has had a gene inserted from the bacteria Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt), which causes the plant’s cells to produce a pesticide.

• Researchers fed rats either unmodified corn or diets containing 11 or 30 percent MON863 for 90 days. The rats who ate modified corn were found to exhibit signs of liver and kidney toxicity, as well as signs of hormonal changes.

• Male rats lost an average of 3.3 percent of their body weight, and their excretion of phosphorus and sodium decreased. Female rats gained an average of 3.7 percent of their body weight, while their triglyceride levels increased by 24 to 40 percent.

• The mechanism that causes the toxicity is not yet known, but the researchers say there is evidence that the Bt toxin may cause the perforation of blood cells.

Wait, let me check the logic. The corn naturally produces a pesticide and we wonder why it causes problems when ingested? Oh brother. And you can be sure the genes are in the wild now via natural pollination. The kinds of lawsuits — worldwide — that will be coming out of some of these Frankenfood developments are going to be awesome.




  1. RSweeney says:

    Interesting, Monsanto does a study and the results are obviously flawed. A group that opposes Monsanto does a study and the results are obviously correct and unbiased.

    No sauce for the gander in this group!

  2. Sick of Lies says:

    I have recently learned of a cover up between Dupont and Pioneer leading to the pay off of several wealthy men in the farming community in the midwest. A mix up that was made between untested GMO corn and regularly distributed white corn was overlooked while the rich got richer and society is left to deal with the repurcussions of what will physically happen to our bodies. Anything that was eaten through the Taco Bell restaurant most likley contains whatever they were testing. I WANT FEEDBACK!!! A cover up that could’ve been dealt with is know affecting many peoples health and they don’t even know it.


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