I’m shocked, shocked to learn that it appears that genetically engineered corn seems to be causing health problems in rats, according to secret research conducted by Monsanto and published by the UK’s “The Independent” newspaper today.
>Rats fed on a diet rich in genetically modified corn developed abnormalities to internal organs and changes to their blood, raising fears that human health could be affected by eating GM food.
>The Independent on Sunday can today reveal details of secret research carried out by Monsanto, the GM food giant, which shows that rats fed the modified corn had smaller kidneys and variations in the composition of their blood.
>According to the confidential 1,139-page report, these health problems were absent from another batch of rodents fed non-GM food as part of the research project.
But of course Monsanto is holding back on the details:
>The full details of the rat research are included in the main report, which Monsanto refuses to release on the grounds that “it contains confidential business information which could be of commercial use to our competitors”.
We simply can’t trust immoral corporations like Monsanto to be truthful about the possible consequences of their tinkering with our food supply.