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New study on genetically engineered foods

Original post made by PA resident, Adobe-Meadow, on Sep 22, 2012

The first-ever lifetime feeding study1 evaluating the health risks of genetically engineered foods was published online on September 19, and the results are troubling, to say the least. This new study joins a list of over 30 other animal studies showing toxic or allergenic problems with genetically engineered foods.Web Link

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Posted by just thinkin'
a resident of Midtown
on Sep 24, 2012 at 4:08 pm

Most fresh produce sold in any market - even organic centered - are/is genetically "engineered" hybrids.

And remember, when demanding ONLY natural and organic for your consumption - petrolium is natural and organic........

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Posted by seplling counts
a resident of Adobe-Meadow
on Sep 24, 2012 at 4:35 pm

So is petroleum, with an "e".

That said, why not label foods? When I have kids, I'll want to know what I'm feeding them.

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Posted by Other hand
a resident of Barron Park
on Sep 26, 2012 at 10:07 am

An interesting rebuttal to the French study, which equates anti-GMO folks with climate change deniers:

Web Link

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Posted by Perspective
a resident of Greater Miranda
on Oct 13, 2012 at 11:09 am

What is striking about this study is that n=10 in each group...and that the 22% GMO with or without Roundup has FEWER deaths/tumors than the 11% GMO with or without Roundup..

It is odd to conclude GMO is the cause of deaths and tumors when double the GMO rate in a feedcorn is associated with fewer deaths/tumors.

Yes, "statistically" speaking GMO deaths/tumors with and without Roundup were higher than the control GMO with R...I think. It is a very confusing study with 20 different groups of 10 rats, and would require a fair bit of time to process. But, it is odd that double the GMO rate in the feed was correlated with LESS death and tumors.

I think this was a study that attacked too much on one plate, with too few N per grouping. Interesting, yes..conclusive, no. I would like to see 50 in 4 groups, 2 controls with male/female, and 2 experimental male/female, comparing side by side tumors/lifespan with ONLY GMO vs not GMO maize.


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Posted by Perspective
a resident of Greater Miranda
on Oct 13, 2012 at 11:11 am

And BTW, I went straight to the study link, without reading the full post, because I was interested. Now that I have read the original post, I see this was a pro-37 attempt. Sorry, not sold.

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Posted by Perspective
a resident of Greater Miranda
on Nov 29, 2012 at 4:34 am

Please note, even the EU has rejected the above mentioned study as highly flawed, as I mentioned. In other words; propaganda.

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Also please note the similarities to global that whenever a brain is used to refute the fear of GMO, like refuting the fear of Global Warming, there is only derision and emotion in response. In other words, the emotion of fear is very powerful and a great tool to use to grab power, as we have seen throughout history and continue to see. Don't fall for it.

Thank goodness Prop 37 failed: an attempt to enrichen some and put others out of business through the vote of scared people, while raising the costs of food for all of us.