Russia Bans Genetically Modified Corn Imports

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Based on a recent French study showing that rats grew massive cancer tumors when fed Monsanto’s genetically modified corn, Russia has now officially banned all imports containing genetically modified corn.

 Russia Bans Genetically Modified Corn Imports

The Russian ban is the most recent setback for Monsanto, a company profiting from the myth that its genetically modified crops are “no different” than traditional crops and therefore long-term safety testing is completely unnecessary. Monsanto has dismissed the French studies validity, claiming it did not use large enough sample and that the longevity of the study was too short — an absurd claim, given that Monsanto’s own studies on animals are only 90 days in duration. The French studied the effects of rats eating GM corn (and drinking trace levels of Roundup herbicide) for two years.
The World According to Monsanto

However to be fair, the tumors did not begin to appear until after the rats reached adulthood and Monsanto’s GM corn has been in the U.S. food supply for more than a decade, its corn is found in many popular breakfast cereals.

Rep. Dennis Kucinich has called for a national GMO labeling law. He says: “The FDA has received over a million comments from citizens demanding labeling of GMOs. Ninety percent of Americans agree. So, why no labeling? I’ll give you one reason: The influence and the corruption of the political process by Monsanto.¬† Monsanto has been a prime mover in GMO technology, a multi-million dollar GMO lobby here and a major political contributor.”
The World According to Monsanto

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