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Health Studies

The following studies have been issued since the publication of Jeffrey Smith’s comprehensive book Genetic Roulette: The Documented Health Risks of Genetically Engineered Foods. They confirm many of the of potential dangers documented in Genetic Roulette. View all documented 65 health risks.

Dec 2009: Study Proves Three Monsanto Corn Varieties’ Noxiousness to the Organism A group of French scientists re-analyzed the raw data in three Monsanto rat feeding studies, and published findings that GM corn led to damaged vital organs, especially the liver and kidneys.  study

Nov 2009: Inghams warned over GM-free chicken claims The NZ Commerce Commission rules that meat from animals eating GM feed is different from those which are reared using non-GM feed.

April 2009: Argentine study shows RoundUp could cause birth defects. The herbicide used on genetically modified soy – Argentina’s main crop – could cause brain, intestinal and heart defects in fetuses, according to the results of a scientific investigation released Monday. Although the study “used amphibian embryos,” the results “are completely comparable to what would happen in the development of a human embryo,” embryology professor Andres Carrasco, one of the study’s authors, told Efe. 

Jan 2009: French studies show RoundUp causes human placental cell death, For the first time, the toxicity mechanisms of four different Roundup formulations were studied in human cells. They act at doses where they are not herbicides anymore. The cells were neonatal cells freshly isolated from the umbilical cord, or less sensitive cell lines specially used to measure pollutant toxicity. The various components of these major herbicides were tested because they are among the most common in the world. Their residues are among the major pollutants, and moreover they are authorized as residues contaminating GM foods and feed at the tested levels. study

Nov 2008: Austrian Study Confirms Genetically Modified (GM) Crops Threaten Human Fertility and Health Safety  A long-term feeding study commissioned by the Austrian Agency for Health and Food Safety, managed by the Austrian Federal Ministry of Health, Family and Youth, and carried out by Veterinary University Vienna, confirms genetically modified (GM) corn seriously affects reproductive health in mice. study

Nov 2008: Is Bt cotton causing human allergies and reproductive problems and deaths of animals?  Investigators find human and animal health problems linked with Bt cotton in India. These include allergic reactions in cotton workers, reproductive problems in buffalo and herds of sheep and goats (reduced fertility, aborted fetuses, premature deliveries and calf deaths), toxic effects leading to sudden unexplained animal deaths, as well as reduced milk yields and fat content.

Nov 2008: Italian study shows GM Corns Disturbs Immune System in Young and Old Mice The Italian government’s National Institute of Research on Food and Nutrition has just published a report online in the Journal of Agricultural Food Chemistry documenting significant disturbances in the immune system of young and old mice that have been fed the GM maize MON 810.


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