It’s like an evil monster that was let loose.
And no one can get it back into its cage.
The “Dr. Frankenstein” that created this genetically modified monster, Monsanto, is doing everything it can to keep you from finding out how dangerous it is.
But this news is so important it just can’t be kept quiet.
So when scientists in France were recently able to republish a shocking study they had done — one the industry tried to suppress — it was a big victory. A victory for the researchers and for us.
Because the truth is that Monsanto’s GM corn is slowly but surely killing us.
I smell a rat
Two years ago French scientists published an alarming study.
They discovered that rats eating Monsanto’s GM corn, the kind made to survive after being sprayed with its Roundup pesticide, suffered serious health effects. Things like severe organ damage and deadly tumors.
And guess where they got the idea to do the study in the first place?
Right out of Monsanto’s own research!
Monsanto’s very own studies had found signs of toxicity in rats when they ate GM corn. But those studies were stopped after just 90 days! Unbelievably that’s all the testing that Monsanto did.
The French team got hold of Monsanto’s data. They decided to repeat the studies, only now for two years. They wanted to see if those signs of toxicity developed into something more serious.
And they sure did — big time.
The rats died. And they died from giant cancerous tumors and damage to their livers and kidneys.
The French researchers said that “serious diseases like organ damage and tumors take time to develop and become obvious.” Just testing the rats for 90 days was “too short” a time.
But here’s where things started to smell like a rat — a great big genetically modified Monsanto rat.
Last year, the journal where this study was published formally retracted it. This is unheard of in a scientific publication unless plagiarism or fraud is involved.
But those French researchers just finally got that study republished in an open-source online journal.
Now everyone will be able to learn just how dangerous this corn is.
You see, you get a tiny dose of Roundup every time you eat GM corn.
And corn is in a whole lot of food products.
It’s used as a filler in processed food, in oils and even in soda — think high fructose corn syrup. Once you start looking at ingredients you’ll be shocked at how much corn you’re actually eating and drinking.
Now, you’re only getting a tiny bit of Roundup residue, but a little bit goes a long way.
That’s because Roundup can disrupt your hormones. And as Laura Vandenberg, a professor of environmental health sciences at the University of Maryland explains, it only takes the slightest change in our hormones to cause permanent damage.
“Hormones act in the parts-per-billion” or trillion level, she said. “That’s like a drop of water in an Olympic-sized swimming pool.”
The Roundup gets inside, and stays inside, of GM crops because it’s a “systemic” pesticide. And that’s exactly how it’s meant to work.
The good news is that organic corn is still real — and not sprayed with Roundup. And lately, more and more companies, even big ones like General Mills, Kellogg’s and even Walmart have been hopping on the organic bandwagon with more and more products.
And an easy way to avoid not just corn, but other GM foods as well, is with the non-GMO shopping guide put out by The Institute for Responsible Technology.
Buying GMO-free foods is a way to tell Monsanto that you’re not a lab rat. And you won’t be part of its big experiment to see how many trillions it can make before everyone realizes what a big mistake it was to let its mad scientists take control of our food supply.
You can download the shopping guide here.
“Roundup herbicide linked to tumors, organ damage” Leah Zerbe, June 23, 2014, Rodale News, rodalenews.com
“French scientists revive assault on pesticide, GM corn” Richard Ingham and Celine Serrat, June 24, 2014, Yahoo news, news.yahoo.com
“New study: GMO sweet corn rare in U.S. supermarkets” Press release, Friends of the Earth, November 14, 2013, enewspf.com