Could GM Food Give You Cancer? Or Is It Drinking Pesticide?

These masses are mammary tumours

A French scientific study breaks new ground… in public deception:

“King’s College molecular biologist and GM expert Michael Antoniou said he was shocked by the ‘extreme negative health impacts’.

“It shows an extraordinary number of tumours developing earlier and more aggressively – particularly in female animals,” Dr Antoniou said.

The research, at France’s Caen University, looked at the impact of eating a GM diet over the two-year life of a rat. According to London’s Daily Mail, all GM safety assessments to date had been based on rat feeding trials lasting only 90 days.

The corn was genetically modified to withstand spraying with glyphosate, the main chemical in the weedkiller Roundup, developed by Monsanto. The idea is that the corn can be sprayed without being damaged, while weeds are destroyed, the Daily Mail reports.

The tests looked at the impact of several scenarios including eating the Monsanto-produced GM corn (NK603), eating the GM corn sprayed with Roundup, and consuming Roundup at low doses in water.”

So is it the GM crops which gave the rats cancer? Or could it be the pesticide added to drinking water?

Here is a surprise: Rats that drank trace amounts of Roundup (at levels legally allowed in the water supply) had a 200% to 300% increase in large tumours.

I don’t know about you but I think drinking pesticide is not a good idea. This study makes me think that maybe the pesticide Roundup is not as safe as we think. But that’s not the way the study researchers are spinning it. They are placing the blame squarely on the GM crops.

The fact is, there have been a lot of people looking to find a problem with GM crops for a very long time. So far they have come up with nothing. I consider myself a scientific person and when it come to making decisions, I rely on evidence. Maybe one day evidence will emerge of GM food being bad for you. In the meantime, those looking for a reason to blame GM foods need to try a little harder then mixing pesticide into the diet.

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About Dr Vadim Chelom

Dr Vadim Chelom is a Registered Veterinarian, a writer and an educator

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