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Wed Sep 19, 2012, 12:48 PM

 

Monsanto Roundup weedkiller and GM maize implicated in ‘shocking’ new cancer study

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The world’s best-selling weedkiller, and a genetically modified maize resistant to it, can cause tumours, multiple organ damage and lead to premature death, new research published today reveals.

In the first ever study to examine the long-term effects of Monsanto’s Roundup weedkiller, or the NK603 Roundup-resistant GM maize also developed by Monsanto, scientists found that rats exposed to even the smallest amounts, developed mammary tumours and severe liver and kidney damage as early as four months in males, and seven months for females, compared with 23 and 14 months respectively for a control group.

“This research shows an extraordinary number of tumours developing earlier and more aggressively - particularly in female animals. I am shocked by the extreme negative health impacts,” said Dr Michael Antoniou, molecular biologist at King’s College London, and a member of CRIIGEN, the independent scientific council which supported the research.

(More at the link. I have no idea if this is a reputable website or study, but this conversation must be started...and ended.)

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Fire Walk With Me Sep 2012 OP
get the red out Sep 2012 #1
no_hypocrisy Sep 2012 #2
Fire Walk With Me Sep 2012 #3
limpyhobbler Sep 2012 #4

Response to Fire Walk With Me (Original post)

Wed Sep 19, 2012, 12:49 PM

1. I wish I could say I was shocked.

I'm not.

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Response to Fire Walk With Me (Original post)

Wed Sep 19, 2012, 12:49 PM

2. Since the FDA and the Agriculture Departments refuse to help, the only thing

Monsanto will have to respond to is class action lawsuits.

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Response to no_hypocrisy (Reply #2)

Wed Sep 19, 2012, 12:56 PM

3. Presidents past and present have welcomed Monsanto into government positions.

 

"In 2009, in a classic revolving-door move, President Barack Obama appointed former Monsanto VP and head lobbyist Michael Taylor as Deputy Commissioner for the FDA — the board tasked with regulating Taylor’s own industry."

http://petovera.com/professional-web-design-blog/2012/01/monsanto-exec-heads-fda-and-the-obama-administrations-revolving-door-politics/

(If that site is RW or nutjob, just google up the information including "monsanto fda revolving door".)

Note that Clarence Thomas used to be a Monsanto attorney and now he's on the supreme court, and refuses to recuse himself from Monsanto cases. Hillary Clinton also used to work for a firm which consulted for Monsanto.

So yes, class-action lawsuits and blockades! Occupy Monsanto!

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Response to Fire Walk With Me (Reply #3)

Wed Sep 19, 2012, 06:24 PM

4. Let's not forget Monsanto's role in supporting right-wing, anti-democratic forces abroad.

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