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First Long Term Study Released on Pigs, Cattle Who Eat GMO Soy and Corn Offers Frightening Results

Christina Sarich
NationofChange / News Report
Published: Thursday 27 June 2013
Pigs and cows fed on the rather common diet of GMO corn and soy have suffered digestive and reproductive disorders.
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As UK officials tout GMO foods as ‘safe’ compared to organic crops, results of a long-term, peer-reviewed study conducted by a group of scientists led by Dr Judy Carman of the Institute of Health and Environmental Research in Australia has been released – and it proves that GMO are anything but ‘safe.’

Livestock in the UK and around the world have been fed GMO for over two decades, since the USDA authorized the commercial sale of GMO soy and corn to feed not only animals, but human beings in 1996. Much of the meat raised on these GMO crop are sent overseas, to countries like the UK, elsewhere in Europe, and even to cattle-abundant nations like Australia. This most recent study proves that a more sober examination of the long term effects of GMO on our environment and health should be demanded of corporations like Monsanto, even as other evidence mounts that GMO crops are unhealthy, especially considering that nations trying to remove GMO from their food supply are still being devastated by its ill-effects.

A loophole in the European labeling laws insinuated on the EU Commission due to lobbying pressure from the giant US grain cartel—Bunge, ADM, Cargill have allowed huge exports of US-made GMO food into Europe. Under the current laws, anything over .9 percent GMO is required to be labeled.

In this particular study, pigs and cows fed on the rather common diet of GMO corn and soy have suffered digestive and reproductive disorders. This is of particular importance since the human digestive tract is very similar to that of pigs.

Carman explains, “At a commercial piggery in the US, we took 168 just-weaned pigs and fed them a typical diet for the piggery, containing soy and corn, for 22.7 weeks (over 5 months) until the pigs were slaughtered at their usual slaughter age. Half of the pigs were fed widely-used varieties of GM soy and GM corn (the GM-fed group) for this whole period, and the other half of the pigs were fed an equivalent non-GM diet (the control group). The GM diet contained three GM genes and therefore three GM proteins. One protein made the plant resistant to a herbicide, and two proteins were insecticides.”

In short, this mixture of GMO foods led to a toxic mix in the digestive tract of the animals, leading to a reduced ability for GMO-fed pigs to reproduce. The pigs were studied from conception until slaughter (the first long term study of its kind) and all were all affected adversely. Female pigs were found to have the following possible pathologies, measured through careful analysis and post-mortem examination:

·       Endometrial hyperplasia

·       Carcinoma

·       Endometritis

·       Endometriosis

·       Adenomyosis

·       Inflammation

·       Thickening of the myometrium

·       Larger presence of polyps

·       Further, the uteri of the GMO-fed pigs were fluid filled compared to the pigs who weren’t fed a GMO diet.

·       The uteri of the pigs who consumed GMO food were 25% larger than non-GMO fed pigs.

·       Inflammation of the stomach and small intestine

·       Stomach ulcers

·       Stomach inflammation

·       Thinning of intestinal walls

·       Increase in hemorrhaging bowels (this causes the pigs to bleed to death from the bowels).

Among these horrendous findings, scientists also noted that none of these types of results have been reported in the biochemistry tests performed by Monsanto or other companies in the GM industry.

The derisory politics behind the GMO subject are perpetuated through the UK Minster’s praise of genetically altered foods. He has even said, in the face of these findings, that GMO offers, “most wonderful opportunities to improve human health.With scientific evidence like this provided by scientists who aren’t funded by Monsanto and GMO corporations, the world has an opportunity to see just how malevolent these institutions are, who develop and disseminate these altered, health-killing crops.

References:

http://worldtruth.tv/alarming-new-study-of-monsanto-feed-on-pigs/

http://www.bangmfood.org/stealth-gmos

http://www.iher.org.au/content.php?pageID=3



I gave up eating corn on the

I gave up eating corn on the cob around 5 maybe 6 years ago, I started looking for corn by prodicts in the labels of what I eat, it is not easy to give up things you love, that is why I am trying to do away with much of the 9 or so GMO laden products, I am not afraid to die, however I would like to see a few of our grand kids and special friends kids grow up to a healthy old age, I do not see this happening if we keep going the direction that we are going, It is time to remove all politicians and bureaucrats that are not on the side of a healthy way of life, They are extremely visible so like Albert Einstien said "We cannot solve problems using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.

As a public health

As a public health professional and an epidemiologist who has just read the original paper, this article is not an accurate representation of the journal publication, as it plays up many findings that were not different between the two groups of pigs (NOT cattle). The only marginally statistically significant findings (out of MANY associations investigated--which should lead to use of more rigorous statistical thresholds...) relate to stomach inflammation and uterine size.

My reason for commenting is the hope that science could be used appropriately and accurately to understand the complex world we live in, and take action. I commend the authors of the original study for conducting a randomized controlled trial, with blinding of implementing staff and the pathologists to which feeding group the pigs were in--but misreporting of the results does not advance the debate.

The entire issue of how

The entire issue of how corporations have hijacked our food system simply for speed and profit is horrifying:
(CAFOs) 4.3 BILLION Confined Farm Animals Pose Environmental and Public Health Risks - AG GAG LAWS http://sco.lt/62Uh1d
CAFOs and Factory Farms are a pretty horrific way to treat and raise our animal food like objects on an auto production line. MORE, BIGGER, FASTER: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT FACTORY FARMING YOUR ANIMAL FOOD http://sco.lt/4ibLjl

Bunge, ADM, Cargill and

Bunge, ADM, Cargill and Dreyfus account for 90% of the grain trade on the planet . Far right leaning "Entoman" sounds like a shill for this CARTEL. He certainly has the techno-obfuscation down pat. "Ento-" implies that he might be an entomologist. Maybe he helped to bring us the wonders of insect-resistant GMO soybeans

Bunge, ADM, Cargill and

Bunge, ADM, Cargill and Dreyfus account for 90% of the grain trade on the planet . Far right leaning "Entoman" sounds like a shill for this CARTEL. He certainly has the techno-obfuscation down pat. "Ento-" implies that he might be an entomologist. Maybe he helped to bring us the wonders of insect-resistant GMO soybeans

That is alarming. With our

That is alarming. With our sell-out congress, we are in big trouble.

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