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Trillo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-15-09 10:55 PM
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41. Here's one that is not "concluded safe"
Edited on Thu Oct-15-09 11:02 PM by Trillo
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

First link to Scientific American is curious, the article has been deleted. So, using the name attributed:
http://www.bio-medicine.org/medicine-news/GMO-Corn-Caus... /


"New Analysis of a Rat Feeding Study with a Genetically Modified Maize Reveals Signs of Hepatorenal Toxicity
...
"We observed that after the consumption of MON863, rats showed slight but dose-related significant variations in growth for both sexes, resulting in 3.3% decrease in weight for males and 3.7% increase for females. Chemistry measurements reveal signs of hepatorenal toxicity, marked also by differential sensitivities in males and females. Triglycerides increased by 2440% in females (either at week 14, dose 11% or at week 5, dose 33%, respectively); urine phosphorus and sodium excretions diminished in males by 3135% (week 14, dose 33%) for the most important results significantly linked to the treatment in comparison to seven diets tested. Longer experiments are essential in order to indicate the real nature and extent of the possible pathology; with the present data it cannot be concluded that GM corn MON863 is a safe product."


"Genetically modified maize MON863 (MON863), which has passed a safety examination in Japan, is commercially cultivated in the United States as a food and a resource for fuel.
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We concluded that various maize processed foods on the market were contaminated with MON863.
http://www.jstage.jst.go.jp/article/shokueishi/50/3/50_...


Maybe there are more out there. But some of what is said in the rat study remind me of similarities to disease processes in humans that I've read of. For one, It appears liver disease is on the increase (nice chart at following URL)
http://www.britishlivertrust.org.uk/home/media-centre/f...
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