This ‘NaturalNews’ post cannot be ignored. While other countries express faith in GM foods and exhibit unwarranted support from government and official agencies, including the very authorities responsible for monitoring and controlling food safety on behalf of of the public, Russia and the EU are not so keen to risk the health of their citizens.
Not that the EU exhibits a great deal of concern for the welfare of their citizens or countries when financial ruin is involved. I wonder if they can always claim they thought the right thing was being done in propping up bankruptcies with unrepayable loans and financial and social ruin, courtesy of austerity programs. Whereas, with GM food modifications, the risks, lack of necessity and overt profiteering are much more transparent.
As shown in this article by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, Editor of NaturalNews.com, it is becoming impossible to hide the facts and truth from the public.
(NaturalNews) Russia has now officially banned all imports of genetically modified corn, citing concerns from a recent study by French researchers showing rats grew massive cancer tumors when fed a lifetime of Monsanto’s genetically modified corn.
Russia’s consumer protection group, Rospotrebnadzor, said it was halting all imports of GM corn while the country’s Institute of Nutrition will be evaluating the results of the study.
The Russian ban is the latest blow to Monsanto, a company desperately clinging to the myth that its genetically modified crops are “no different” than traditional crops and therefore long-term safety testing is completely unnecessary. Monsanto has assaulted the French study, claiming it did not use enough rats and that the duration of the study was too short — an absurd claim, given that Monsanto’s own studies on animals are only 90 days in duration, while the French study looked at the effects of rats eating GM corn (and drinking trace levels of Roundup herbicide) for two years.
Notably, the large cancer tumors did not begin to appear until after the rats reached adulthood. Monsanto’s GM corn has been in the U.S. food supply for more than a decade, and its corn is found in many popular breakfast cereals.
A European ban, too?
In addition to the Russian ban, Monsanto may also soon be facing a European ban. France is reported asking for a European-wide ban on GM corn if its national health agency confirms the findings of French scientists.
On top of that, if Proposition 37passes in California, food producers will be required to label GMO on foods sold in that state. This is widely expected to cause U.S. food producers to abandon to use of GMO in foods, since virtually all consumers who know anything about GMO would refuse to buy items labeled as containing genetically engineered ingredients.
Toxicity of GMO now scientifically established
CRIIGEN.org has issued a statement summarizing its findings of the recent rat study, saying:
The implications are extremely serious. They demonstrate the toxicity, both of a GMO with the most widely spread transgenic character and of the most widely used herbicide, even when ingested at extremely low levels, (corresponding to those found in surface or tap water). In addition, these results call into question the adequacy of the current regulatory process, used throughout the world by agencies involved in the assessment of health, food and chemicals, and industries seeking commercialization of products.
Here’s one of the photos released by researchers in the recent study, demonstrating the massive cancer tumors found in rats who were fed GM corn:
Government regulators have been infiltrated by Monsanto; scientists bought off
In truth, Monsanto has managed to influence food regulators all around the world. It has paid money to numerous scientists in the USA, and it has essentially “placed” GMO-pushing individuals such as Michael Taylor into influential positions in government.
The European Union’s Food Safety Agency (FSA) is also staffed by decision makers with financial ties to genetic engineering seed companies.
Rep. Dennis Kucinich has called for a national GMO labeling law. He says: “The FDA has received over a million comments from citizens demanding labeling of GMOs. Ninety percent of Americans agree. So, why no labeling? I’ll give you one reason: The influence and the corruption of the political process by Monsanto. Monsanto has been a prime mover in GMO technology, a multi-million dollar GMO lobby here and a major political contributor.”
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Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/037328_Russia_GMO_Monsanto.html#ixzz27fgeiutl
- Russia bans all GM corn imports; EU may also ban Monsanto GMO in wake of shocking cancer findings – 26September2012 (thegoldenagedaily.wordpress.com)
- The top 10 breakfast cereals most likely to contain Monsanto’s GMO corn (pakalertpress.com)
- Monsanto Launches Damage Control Over GMO/Cancer Study (dprogram.net)
- Monsanto Knew… (sott.net)
- The GMO debate is over; GM crops must be immediately outlawed; Monsanto halted from threatening humanity (beyond2012zeitgeist.com)
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GMO means genetically modified organism, which is a novel organism created by scientists when they genetically modify or engineer food plants. Scientists have cited many health and environmental risks with genetically modified (GM) foods. As a result of these risks, many people in the United States, Canada, Europe, Japan, and other nations are demanding non-genetically modified (non-GMO) foods.
Genetically modified foods have been proven not only to be unhealthy, but also deadly. One review of 19 studies showed that with the consumption of genetically modified foods comes significant organ disruptions, especially in the liver and kidneys. What’s more, however, is that the damage posed by Monsanto’s GMO creations extend even further than public health. In fact, they threaten the environment as a whole. This is perhaps the most concerning effect of GMOs.
Only fair to advise that contrary claims are now being made in the EU by the EU’s food safety agency.
I refer to the Sott.net post “European Union rejects study linking genetically modified corn to cancer” http://www.sott.net/article/254160-European-Union-rejects-study-linking-genetically-modified-corn-to-cancer .
This needs to be read right through before jumping to conclusions.
The influence of ‘Big Pharma’ on the EU FSA is no less than that in the American arena.
“The European Union’s Food Safety Agency (FSA) is also staffed by decision makers with financial ties to genetic engineering seed companies.”
The reasons for the rejection have not been fully released.
Furthermore, the study being rejected is strongly supported by independent peer reviewers.
“ Criigen, this month issued a list of almost 200 scientists from more than 30 countries who back the study.“