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TVPEducation · Published on Jun 22, 2014

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- Hmmm, if we use this metric, the Supreme Court apparently ran out of ''equality under the law'' this week. The worst of it is, no one knows when a new shipment is coming in.....

Séralini, et. al. - RoundUp-GMO Study Re-Published

Republished study: long-term toxicity of a Roundup herbicide and a Roundup-tolerant genetically modified maize

This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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Background

The health effects of a Roundup-tolerant NK603 genetically modified (GM) maize (from 11% in the diet), cultivated with or without Roundup application and Roundup alone (from 0.1 ppb of the full pesticide containing glyphosate and adjuvants) in drinking water, were evaluated for 2 years in rats. This study constitutes a follow-up investigation of a 90-day feeding study conducted by Monsanto in order to obtain commercial release of this GMO, employing the same rat strain and analyzing biochemical parameters on the same number of animals per group as our investigation. Our research represents the first chronic study on these substances, in which all observations including tumors are reported chronologically. Thus, it was not designed as a carcinogenicity study. We report the major findings with 34 organs observed and 56 parameters analyzed at 11 time points for most organs.

Results

Biochemical analyses confirmed very significant chronic kidney deficiencies, for all treatments and both sexes; 76% of the altered parameters were kidney-related. In treated males, liver congestions and necrosis were 2.5 to 5.5 times higher. Marked and severe nephropathies were also generally 1.3 to 2.3 times greater. In females, all treatment groups showed a two- to threefold increase in mortality, and deaths were earlier. This difference was also evident in three male groups fed with GM maize. All results were hormone- and sex-dependent, and the pathological profiles were comparable. Females developed large mammary tumors more frequently and before controls; the pituitary was the second most disabled organ; the sex hormonal balance was modified by consumption of GM maize and Roundup treatments. Males presented up to four times more large palpable tumors starting 600 days earlier than in the control group, in which only one tumor was noted. These results may be explained by not only the non-linear endocrine-disrupting effects of Roundup but also by the overexpression of the EPSPS transgene or other mutational effects in the GM maize and their metabolic consequences.

Conclusion

Our findings imply that long-term (2 year) feeding trials need to be conducted to thoroughly evaluate the safety of GM foods and pesticides in their full commercial formulations.

Keywords:
Genetically modified; GMO; Roundup; NK603; Rat; Glyphosate-based herbicides; Endocrine disruption
    Republished study: long-term toxicity of a Roundup herbicide and a Roundup-tolerant genetically modified maize

    Gilles-Eric Séralini1*, Emilie Clair1, Robin Mesnage1, Steeve Gress1, Nicolas Defarge1, Manuela Malatesta2, Didier Hennequin3 and Joël Spiroux de Vendômois1

    * Corresponding author: Gilles-Eric Séralini criigen@criigen.info

    Author Affiliations

    1 Institute of Biology, EA 2608 and CRIIGEN and Risk Pole, MRSH-CNRS, Esplanade de la Paix, University of Caen, Caen 14032, Cedex, France

    2 Department of Neurological, Neuropsychological, Morphological and Motor Sciences, University of Verona, Verona 37134, Italy

    3 Risk Pole, MRSH-CNRS, Esplanade de la Paix, University of Caen, Caen 14032, Cedex, France

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    Environmental Sciences Europe 2014, 26:14 doi:10.1186/s12302-014-0014-5

    The electronic version of this article is the complete one and can be found online at: http://www.enveurope.com/content/26/1/14

    Received: 22 March 2014
    Accepted: 16 May 2014
    Published: 24 June 2014

    © 2014 Séralini et al.; licensee Springer


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- Hmmm... I detect a movement in the Force. Pain. Suffering. Embarrassment. A likely loss of income. It's as if millions of Monsanto trolls were crying out in anguish all at once: [font size=3]''RATS!!!!''[/font]

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Amazing Dogs Surf for Charity



HooplaHa·Published on Jul 1, 2014

Loews Coronado Bay Surf Dog Competition sponsored by Unleashed by Petco held its 8th annual event, benefiting the ASPCA for the second year in a row. We met up with some of the fierce competitors and their owners about the competition, surfing, and giving back!


- The one day when smelling like a wet dog is a good thing!

UK Oil: Cashing in on Iraq collapse



RT · Published on Jul 1, 2014

The bloodshed is fracturing Iraqi society, with the Kurd minority reportedly planning to hold an independence referendum in the coming months. As RT's Polly Boiko reports, some western energy companies are ready to cash in on the divisions and violence.


- If there's oil involved and something nefarious is underway, you know that Tony Hayward can't be too far off.....

WE'RE #1, WE'RE #1, WE'RE #1, WE'RE #1, WE'RE #1, WE'RE #1!!!



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Why Even the US Government is Afraid of Blackwater's Mercenaries | Brainwash Update



breakingtheset · Published on Jun 30, 2014

Abby Martin discusses a New York Times revelation concerning officials at Blackwater threatening to murder State Department officials, and how this is just the latest example of Blackwater's criminal, murderous and unaccountable legacy.


- Toward the end, Rome used mercenaries to fight because the corruption at the top of the Patrician class was complete. The mercenaries would do things the professional soldiers of the Roman Legion would not.

Of course that ended well......


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Keiser Report: Russell Brand talks revolution with Max & Stacy (E620)



RT · Published on Jun 28, 2014

In this episode of the Keiser Report, Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert are joined in the first half by Russell Brand to talk about the austerity headlines. They chat about the UK government's expanding debt and growing deficit, despite the alleged austerity and GDP expanding thanks to heroin addiction and prostitution. Russell learns about the water cannons bought for use against anti-austerity protests which the government itself will stoke. Finally, they talk about the people revolting as they must do when the social contract has been broken: and crypto currencies are one of the most visible revolts. In the second half, Max interviews Russell Brand further about his independent media outlet - The Trews; they discuss revolution and spiritual journeys.




''Society will develop a new kind of servitude which covers the surface of society with a network of complicated rules, through which the most original minds and the most energetic characters cannot penetrate. It does not tyrannise but it compresses, enervates, extinguishes, and stupefies a people, till each nation is reduced to nothing better than a flock of timid and industrious animals, of which the government is the shepherd.'' ~Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America - 1840

The Daily Show: Recap - Week of 6/23/14





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The Colbert Report: Recap - Week of 6/23/14




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Lobby Pushback: US businesses run ads against sanctions on Russia



RT · Published on Jun 26, 2014

America's top business lobbies are ready to launch an ad campaign to stop the US and Europe from slapping a fresh round of sanctions on Russia. While these new measures are designed to damage Russia's economy, they are also sending shivers through American companies. Economic expert from the University of Massachusetts Richard Wolff says American companies have good reasons to be worried. RT's Marina Portnaya has more.


- ''It's the just the economy, stupid.''
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