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Rats fed with Monsanto's (MON +1.7%) GM corn in a French  study, or exposed to its Roundup...

Rats fed with Monsanto's (MON +1.7%) GM corn in a French  study, or exposed to its Roundup weedkiller, suffered mammary tumors, and severe liver and kidney damage. Around 50% of males and 70% of females died prematurely vs. 30% and 20% in the control group. However, the lead researcher has a record as a critic of the GM industry, so other experts may be wary of drawing quick conclusions.
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  • Tony Petroski
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    "Rats fed with Monsanto's (MON +1.7%) GM corn in a French study, or exposed to its Roundup weedkiller..."

     

    It does make a difference. Farm kids in Iowa fed Roundup did poorly in testing vs. a control group that were fed only corn.
    19 Sep 2012, 07:54 AM Reply Like
  • davidingeorgia
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    LOL! Glad I had not just taken a drink when I read this or I'd have sprayed my monitor.
    19 Sep 2012, 08:09 AM Reply Like
  • Dave Tanis
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    Just bad agenda-driven science
    19 Sep 2012, 07:55 AM Reply Like
  • Joe Dirnfeld
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    Junk science to protect their farmers.
    If you mix roundup with French wine all is excused.
    19 Sep 2012, 08:04 AM Reply Like
  • davidingeorgia
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    Don't forget the French cheese. Sprayed with Roundup, it has such a delightful je ne sais quoi.
    19 Sep 2012, 08:11 AM Reply Like
  • youngman442002
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    Poor people eating rats have been shown to die earlier because of starvation
    19 Sep 2012, 08:12 AM Reply Like
  • Uncle Pie
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    Sounds like Monsanto has invented a very effective rat poison!
    19 Sep 2012, 09:43 AM Reply Like
  • User 509088
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    well, we know which schoolyards and playgrounds will be sprayed with roundup, don't we. agent orange of the 21st c. too many unemployed citizens, y'say...
    19 Sep 2012, 03:55 PM Reply Like
  • User 509088
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    french speaking quebec towns with chemical mills used to suspect that the high rate of mutation and spontaneous abortions were due to human testing of new formulations. the chemical always denied it, of course.
    19 Sep 2012, 03:58 PM Reply Like
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