GMOs Linked to Organ Disruption in 19 Studies

GMOFrom Responsible Technology via Current:

A new paper shows that consuming genetically modified (GM) corn or soybeans leads to significant organ disruptions in rats and mice, particularly in livers and kidneys. By reviewing data from 19 animal studies, Professor Gilles-Eric Séralini and others reveal that 9% of the measured parameters, including blood and urine biochemistry, organ weights, and microscopic analyses (histopathology), were significantly disrupted in the GM-fed animals. The kidneys of males fared the worst, with 43.5% of all the changes.

The liver of females followed, with 30.8%. The report, published in Environmental Sciences Europe on March 1, 2011, confirms that “several convergent data appear to indicate liver and kidney problems as end points of GMO diet effects.” The authors point out that livers and kidneys “are the major reactive organs” in cases of chronic food toxicity.

“Other organs may be affected too, such as the heart and spleen, or blood cells,” stated the paper. In fact some of the animals fed genetically modified organisms had altered body weights in at least one gender, which is “a very good predictor of side effects in various organs.”

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10 Comments on "GMOs Linked to Organ Disruption in 19 Studies"

  1. Mamagriff50 | Apr 10, 2011 at 10:16 am |

    We have the right to know what we’re eating. But as of now food we consume does not have to be labled GMO. If I had a choice I would not be consuming anything with GMO foods in it, I doubt you would either. We need to demand Food be labled as such.

  2. Mamagriff50 | Apr 10, 2011 at 6:16 am |

    We have the right to know what we’re eating. But as of now food we consume does not have to be labled GMO. If I had a choice I would not be consuming anything with GMO foods in it, I doubt you would either. We need to demand Food be labled as such.

  3. Food labelling happens outside of North America, especially in Europe. Here, Monsanto has a stranglehold on the food market and are fast coming to dominate the seed industry. If you don’t want GMO food, inform yourself, demand government intervention, boycott the known altered foods, protest, attend rallies and anything else you can think of. Wholesome, unaltered food (not including old-fashioned hybridisation) is an inalienable right. Fight back.

  4. Food labelling happens outside of North America, especially in Europe. Here, Monsanto has a stranglehold on the food market and are fast coming to dominate the seed industry. If you don’t want GMO food, inform yourself, demand government intervention, boycott the known altered foods, protest, attend rallies and anything else you can think of. Wholesome, unaltered food (not including old-fashioned hybridisation) is an inalienable right. Fight back.

  5. So, just thought I would point a couple things out.

    A) Gilles-Eric Séralini is a researcher who is known to be extremely vocal in opposition to GMO’s, with or without data to back it up. Just keep in mind that he has incentive to prove that these foods are dangerous.
    B) The researchers of the article detailed above admit that the methods they use are not accepted as adequate tests of food toxicity. In their words: “Some of these tests used controversial protocols which are discussed and statistically significant results that were considered as not being biologically meaningful by regulatory authorities…”

    Anywho, I am not trying to say that we shouldn’t question whether GMO’s are safe, just that maybe we should verify the validity of the research done.

  6. So, just thought I would point a couple things out.

    A) Gilles-Eric Séralini is a researcher who is known to be extremely vocal in opposition to GMO’s, with or without data to back it up. Just keep in mind that he has incentive to prove that these foods are dangerous.
    B) The researchers of the article detailed above admit that the methods they use are not accepted as adequate tests of food toxicity. In their words: “Some of these tests used controversial protocols which are discussed and statistically significant results that were considered as not being biologically meaningful by regulatory authorities…”

    Anywho, I am not trying to say that we shouldn’t question whether GMO’s are safe, just that maybe we should verify the validity of the research done.

  7. Anonymous | Apr 12, 2011 at 6:59 pm |

    Well, I hope we’ve got members of the species who can handle what they’re doing to the plants so we can evolve to handle GMOs (you know, instead of the whole species starving to death or dying of early cancers and diseases from it), because pretty soon that’s all that’s gonna be left…

  8. Well, I hope we’ve got members of the species who can handle what they’re doing to the plants so we can evolve to handle GMOs (you know, instead of the whole species starving to death or dying of early cancers and diseases from it), because pretty soon that’s all that’s gonna be left…

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