Tumors as big as ping-pong balls developed on rats fed with GM
maize American giant Monsanto. Picture: AFP PHOTO / CRIIGEN
A French Study Causes Shock and Stimulates Controversy Over GMOs
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In the greatest secrecy, researchers at the University of Caen followed for two years a group of rats fed corn from GMO giant Monsanto. Huge tumors occurred in guinea pigs.
"For the first time ever, a GMO and pesticide were evaluated for their impact on health and longer completely by governments and industry. But the results are alarming, "said Gilles-Eric Seralini, professor at the University of Caen, pilot study.
His team followed two years a group of control rats and rats 200 they divided into three main groups. The first was fed with GM maize NK603 alone, the second with the GMO corn treated with Roundup, the most widely used herbicide in the world, and the third with non-GM maize treated with the herbicide.
Maize was introduced in a balanced diet in proportions representative of the American diet.