An article in the French Newspaper Le Monde reports that the Committee for Independent Research and Information on Genetic Engineering (Criigen, based in Caen), participated in a study published in the International Journal of Biological Sciences which demonstrates the toxicity in mammals of three genetically modified corn varieties from Monsanto.
Translated from French:
“We showed for the first time ever that GM was not healthy, nor sufficiently accurate to be marketed. [...] Each time the three GM, kidneys and liver, which are the main bodies reacting at a chemical food poisoning, have problems,” said Gilles-Eric Séralini, expert member of the Commission for the revaluation of Biotechnology, established in 2008 by the EU.
In other words, researchers concluded that these three GMOs are not safe enough to be distributed commercially because the kidneys and liver in rats displayed toxicity levels when exposed to all three GM corn varieties.
The researchers stressed that their conclusions are based solely on the three GM maize varieties that formed the basis of their investigation. “Effects were mostly concentrated in kidney and liver function, the two major diet detoxification organs, but in detail differed with each GM type. In addition, some effects on heart, adrenal, spleen and blood cells were also frequently noted.”
Their conclusion strongly suggests that these GM maize varieties induce a state of hepatorenal toxicity — toxicity related to kidneys.
Read the full report: A Comparison of the Effects of Three GM Corn Varieties on Mammalian Health here.