Friday, 5 October 2012

Genocidal Monsanto Wins Again - EFSA Rejects French Study On Monstanto's NK603 Corn With No Explanation

I'm incredulous. Not only did the EFSA today outright reject the findings of the 2-year French study that was recently released on NK603 GMO corn from Monsanto(which is somewhat understandable, as the data is incomplete - which doesn't detract from the validity of the findings in this author's opinion, and at the very least demonstrates that it should beget further extensive testing, study and analysis) and its effects on rats over a 2-year lifespan, but they also failed to provide a satisfactory explanation as to why they rejected it beyond "we don't think it's good science".

It also bears mentioning that Russia used the study as a partial justification to completely ban NK603 corn in the country. Hungary culled all of the GMO corn being grown in the country and has a ban on GMO foods, as well - although that wasn't directly related to this study. So, too, have Germany, Greece, Austria, Luxembourg and the UK banned GMO foods out of concern over the safety of the products.

Thankfully, the French study on the safety of GMO corn has indeed sparked much further interest in studying the effects of GMO products - including a Russian study that will broadcast their study live 24/7 for purposes of complete transparency.

The lead scientist conducting the research, Gilles-Eric Seralini, had this to say:
"It is absolutely scandalous that [the EFSA] keeps secret the information on which they based their evaluation [of NK603],” he said.

"In any event, we will not give them anything. We will put the information in the public domain when they do," Seralini said in an AFP report.
While I understand the sentiment behind his comments, I also feel it a bit rash to completely refuse to provide information unless the EFSA does as well. It does beg the question - are they hiding something? My gut tells me no, and that this is a knee-jerk reaction to the seemingly scandalous decision to reject the study outright; however, in these types of situations where the health of millions of people around the world are at stake, one must be able to put aside anger and frustration in order to accomplish the goals the study set out to achieve in the first place.

I sincerely hope that he comes to his senses on the matter. This isn't about you having your feelings hurt, Seralini. It is about innocent lives that are being affected by a product that is being sold as safe when it is clearly and blatantly toxic. I'm not a religious person, but I must wonder if this is why pride is considered one of the seven deadly sins - and in this case, it's deadly and detrimental to a multitude of people.

How ANYONE can say that GMO foods are benign is beyond me. We'll see in 20 years who has cancer/neurological diseases/a multitude of other health issues and who doesn't. I know many people that continue to consume GMO foods with absolutely no regard for the completely partisan science that says they are safe - or indeed, for their own health and well being.

I suppose that's the societal apathy towards everything I so often talk about rearing its ugly head once again.

This sum's up Monsanto's public attitude - but doesn't necessarily speak to the extent of their far more sinister agenda:
"Director of corporate communications for Monsanto, Phil Angell, summed up his company’s take on the issue in a report by food author Michael Pollan for New York Times Magazine in 1998: "Monsanto should not have to vouch for the safety of biotech food. Our interest is in selling as much of it as possible. Assuring its safety is the FDA's job.""
Yeah, you have no moral or ethical responsibility at all to your consumers to make sure the food you're engineering is safe. That's completely logical.

Excuse me while I make some cookies with bleach and insecticide. $5 a cookie, taking orders now! Don't worry, I'm sure the FDA will give me approval at some point... In the mean time, I won't worry. After all, it's not my job to make sure what I sell you is safe ;)

Check out this article from RT News on the matter.

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