Kaiser Permanente Speaks Out Against GMOs –Triple Pundit
After Dr. Gilles-Eric Séralini came out to blow the whistle on the many corporate scientists in bed wi
According to the newsletter, “Despite what the biotech industry might say, there is little research on the long-term effects of GMOs on human health. Independent research has found that several varieties of GMO corn caused organ damage in rats. Other studies have found that GMOs may lead to an inability in animals to reproduce.”
The newsletter recommends that consumers purchase organic foods, or foods with the “Non-GMO verified” logo.
Why would a health insurance company care about this? Simple, the more their customers get sick, the more money they have to spend for treatment.
And despite the fact that the biotech industry, either directly or through the hundreds of scientists that derive revenue from it, with billions of dollars on the line, continues to strenuously denounce new data continues to emerge.
The two-year-long Seralini study, which we described in an earlier post, was the first lifelong study of its type, specifically focused on the long-term effect of exposure to both the Roundup Ready corn and of Roundup™ (glyphosate) herbicide, which generally is used more liberally in conjunction with the specially formulated corn. Monsanto only tests their GMO crops for 90 days before releasing them to the market. This, despite the fact that a major review of 19 studies found that 90 days was insufficient “to evaluate chronic toxicity, and the signs highlighted in the kidneys and livers could be the onset of chronic diseases.” The Seralini study found that “50 and 70 percent of the males and females died in the experimental group, as opposed to 30 and 20 percent in the control group.” The researchers also found liver, kidney and mammary tumors in the rats fed the test diet as early as 4-7 months into the study. The results have been heavily criticized by certain members of the scientific community as unscientific, citing, among other things, the absence of a dose-dependent response.
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