New 90-Day Rat Study Destroys Corporate GMO Propaganda

rat-study-natural-blazeBy Brandon Turbeville

GM proponents who constantly drone on with untrue claims that the science has clearly demonstrated GMOs as safe were dealt yet another blow shortly before Thanksgiving this past year.

This is because yet another study has been published demonstrating the negative health effects of GMOs on the intestinal tract.

This study by Ibrahim and Okasha entitled “Effect of genetically modified corn on the jejunal mucosa of adult male albino rat.,” and published in the journal Experimental and Toxicologic Pathology has demonstrated that rats fed GM Bt corn MON810 for only 90 days did indeed suffer rather serious damage to the surface mucous membranes of the jejunum – which is part of the small intestine.

The specific type of corn fed to the rats was MON810: Ajeeb YG. This is a GM version of Ajeeb, which is a local species of corn grown in Egypt. The GM version was created by Monsanto for the Egyptian market.

The rats who were fed the GM corn were given the MON810 corn as 30% of their diet. The control group was given the same amount of non-GMO corn.

In the group fed GM corn, the finger-like structures in the intestine known as villi that absorbs nutrients from food were clearly damaged. They were both distorted and flattened and some cells were even joined together.

The study includes images and shows photographs of the damage. There were also signs of inflammation around the areas of damage in the form of white blood cell infiltration. The mucosal glands were disturbed and blood vessels were congested. There was also an increased level of shedding of mucosal cells, higher rates of division of cells lining the mucosal glands and larger numbers of mucous secreting goblet cells.

The damage to the GM-fed rats was so obvious, that the researchers concluded, “consumption of GM-corn profoundly alters the jejunal histological [microscopic] structure”

They also added that,

Results from the current study could show that in spite of the assuring reports on GM products, GM corn has profoundly altered the histological structure of the jejunal mucosa at many levels and revealed several alarming signs, as the proliferative and eroded hemorrhagic lesions in addition to several ultrastructural alterations described here for the first time for jejunum under GM corn influence.

The researchers also called for more research to be done in order to determine exactly how this strain of GM corn inflicted this type of damage on the intestinal system. Their suppositions include direct damage as a result of the Bt toxin or indirect damage as a result of gut bacteria disruption.

The limitations of the study include the fact that the control group was not given the Ajeeb non-GM variety and there was no analysis in terms of the possibility of the presence of pesticide residues and other contaminants. Still, the findings of this new study are extremely significant in that they demonstrate that at best, GM MON810: Ajeeb YG causes damage to the intestinal system.

However, the results do seem to indicate that it is the process of genetic modification that is the cause of this damage. This is not the only study of its kind.

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As GM Watch writes,

Two earlier rat feeding studies by Egyptian scientists on the same GM corn, MON810: Ajeeb YG, showed harm in the GM-fed animals. In these cases, the comparator was the appropriate non-GM parent variety Ajeeb, so the ill effects shown in the rats were due to the GM process.

In the first study, rats fed the MON810: Ajeeb YG for 45 and 91 days showed differences in organ and body weights and in blood biochemistry, compared with rats fed the non-GM Ajeeb parent variety grown side-by-side under the same conditions. The authors noted that the changes could indicate “potential adverse health/toxic effects”, which needed further investigation.[3]

In the second study, histopathological (microscopic) investigations by the same group of researchers found toxic effects in multiple organs in the rats fed the GM MON810: Ajeeb YG Bt corn for 91 days. Effects included abnormalities and fatty degeneration of liver cells, congestion of blood vessels in kidneys, and excessive growth and necrosis (death) of the intestinal villi. Examination of the testes revealed necrosis and desquamation (shedding) of the spermatogonial cells that are the foundation of sperm cells and thus of male fertility.[4]

It is significant that the findings of the second study, namely cell abnormalities, congestion of blood vessels, and damage to the intestinal villi were also found in the new study by Ibrahim and Okasha.

It should be noted, that in both of these studies the non-GM Ajeeb variety was used for the control group, thus demonstrating that the process of genetic modification is most likely the culprit for such damage. Likewise it should be noted that the rats showed now outward signs of illness (possibly due to the short duration of the study) but they were clearly sick.

Perhaps now we can begin putting to rest the disingenuous claims by GMO proponents that there are no studies showing the dangers of GMOs. As more and more studies are published demonstrating the danger of GMOs – corporations, governmental regulatory bodies and scientific call girls as well as the fake news media outlets that constantly tout the benefits of GMOs will continue to lose their credibility.

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    Dear Monsanto executives, go into hiding now while you still can because we’re coming for you.

    • Shawn M Malott

      Not real threatening, coming from Gazoo, lol

      • GAZOO

        Gazoo can snap his fingers and turn you into a water buffalo but prefers to use language as a weapon. The pen is mightier than the sword.

    • DarkEyes

      Hasn’t Monsanto merged with the other Pharma Giant Bayer in Germany?

      • GAZOO

        Good point. Dear Bayer executives, your ass is grass (Non GMO).

      • eddysachs


        • Gmo Roberts

          No you moron, it is a buyout, and is still in the process of getting approval. Until the they are separate. I see you still don’t have a clue as to what is going on.

  • Yoxuzu

    Rats are not a good animal for studies because rats given the same vaccines as human children develop autism and doctors will tell you that vaccines don’t cause autism.

    • drug pushers

      … and I always believe my doctor.

  • gweneth

    Monsatino CEO’s won’t allow their own gut killing gmo into their cafeterias.
    The doors need to be nailed shut, never to re-open.
    GMO is dead long live Organic.

  • Catherine J Frompovich

    One of the gut problems not recognized is that GMO ingredients in nutrition supplements may be from GMO sources, e.g., soy-based or other ingredients, i.e., vegetable oils (canola, corn, soy or possibly cottonseed), which also negatively are impacting humans’ intestinal tracts and microbiome. That would be another reason to purchase organically-grown-ingredients nutrition supplements, vitamins and minerals, and herbs.

  • research2ok

    St. Louis Post Dispatch (from home of Monsanto) had an article a few yrs. back showing pigs fed GMO corn had intestinal damage and weight gain vs. non GMO corn…here is why you see obesity and stomach disorders today.

  • See Janus

    Think Mainstream Media will run Exposes with these Facts? Interesting that the Egyptian study found the same problems. Is corn in the US also 98% GMO? We read that soy is, cotton is. I’m pretty sure that folks are having to import organic corn there’s so little of it grown in the U.S. The corn that goes into Ethanol being GMO affects us how?

    • Abe

      Let me know when you have your question answered.

  • Kānāwai Māmalahoe
    • FarmersSon63

      Yet Hawaii continues to import over 75% of all calories consumed.
      Go figure.

    • SageThinker

      I wanted to share this on a site away from the ACSH site — this is Hank Campbell literally denying that PCBs bioaccumulate. That’s a basic scientific fact. He’s a denier. He’s a total denier of reality for the chemical industry and the ACSH needs to be destroyed.

      • Kānāwai Māmalahoe

        Lol, ESP! I just read that exact comment on (what I assumed is Hanks site)…but from what I’ve seen of that site…I felt that a comment their is like one on GLP, a noble endeavor but not my cup of tea.

        My first thought after reading that:( we must now be living in the dystopian future portrayed in idiocracy.

        It is a basic fact, I was going to cite several peer-reviewed papers but if he doesn’t believe a word in the dictionary…wow, don’t even know where to begin. I guess he thinks if the lie is big and he keeps repeating it…a propagandist…

        It’s like in 1984 where everything is named as the opposite of its true purpose and flat out lies are expected to be accepted…what an inappropriately named site. It’s strange that this propaganda and GLP are still considered “news” when searching Google.

        You’re correct with the previous summation of industry PR attempting to hijack the so called skeptic community. The so called skeptics who; unfortunately, due to the American education system, often seem incapable of a logical thought. The ability to harness the energy of these useful idiots, as they call them, is a travesty.

      • Farmer with a Dell

        Share what? You going off on Monsanto with your eternal grudge, and being corrected by a knowledgeable person? What’s new in any of that? It’s about all you ever do, we’ve all seen it a hundred times before.

  • Josh Tasman

    A study with a sample size of 10 rats it’s hardly worth reporting on. It’s reporting on weak evidence like this that makes this outlet lose credibility.

    • There isn’t any credibility to be lost at this point. Notice the journal has an impact factor of 1.7 and the actual study isn’t available without paying to see it. That’s always a huge tell.

    • See Janus

      10 out of 10 rats doesn’t do it for you? Well, no problem, there’s plenty of GMO food out there for you. No shortage. Just continue doing exactly what you are doing. We all have Free Will.

  • Aaron Aveiro

    Mmmm we funaly get study results we should have been provide before we were given the lie “substantially equivalent”…..25 years after the fact….and everyone wants to ignore the pecuniary element of selling glyphosate

    • Gmo Roberts

      Just like you want to ignore your criminal record.

  • Abe

    Have you talked to Tulsi? I think we have a chance with her! Your in her district! She has BALLS!!!! If she wont engage with you, I’ll make her engage with you! You know I’m a Marine vet right? She loves vets! Especially us little green monsters! I think we could make tracks through her. You need to get one on one with her!! I could maybe get Anthony and Steph to back you up! Maybe even Huber! I need your email! You know who I am.

    I’ve been banned from a lot of sites you get. Why??? Must be my comments?

    • Kānāwai Māmalahoe

      Yeah Tulsi is great I have liked her since she first ran and voted for ever since. Was impressed when she resigned over the dnc stealing it for SHillary. She supports her fellow vets. She gave an impassioned plea against the DARK act and is a pretty good surfer. She also helped get a million dollar grant for a local non-profit that helps to strengthens families. She would make a great first female POTUS. I should email you don’t want to blame it on my wife but she doesn’t mind the comments but also reminds me that battling monsters has its risks and doesn’t want me to get too involved beyond education and preparation for the family in case TEOTWAWKI. It was an honor to meet Dr. Huber at the MACC meeting a few years back. I am sorry that I missed meeting Anthony and Stephanie and look forward to meeting them and you one day. I have been lucky on comments so far but the web censorship if disappointing. Keep up the good fight and thank you for your service in keeping our nation free against all enemies.

      • Aaron Aveiro

        It’s becoming very obvious the argument is lost.
        Here as in other SM platforms there is CYBER-STALKING going in by pathetic entrails less poltroons claiming they are highly educated and therefore…..
        Im sure you probably have started to see these individuals starting to getting more violent with their aggressive MPM discredit campaign….
        Hope all well in your neck of the woods

    • Gmo Roberts

      You reference quacks like huber and then wonder why you get banned pal? Even your Hawaiian doesn’t seem to want to get to involved with that kook.

      • Kānāwai Māmalahoe

        Dr. Don Huber, Professor Emeritus, Plant Pathology, Purdue University Is not a quack and to insult him makes you sound like a kook.

        I have known Dr. Huber since I met him three years and his research on prion formation during transgenic insertion events particularly NK603 is flawless. The results of research of integrative oxidative stress with C1 metabolism, which demonstrates significant upregulation of formaldehyde concentrations and depletion of glutathione is also impressive. His background in soil pathology has shown the negative impacts on soil with increased toxins and mycotoxins from rDNA/RNAi organisms.

        • Gmo Roberts

          Sorry, pal but I graduated from Purdue and I’m here to tell you he is off his rocker and there are plenty of people out there to back me up. His little fantasy event has never been discovered by him or anyone else. Even if he is correct and it is doing so much damage then why isn’t he releasing his finding and trying to work with anyone? He isn’t because it doesn’t exist. You only wish to scare people. One must also ask why? What do you have to gain with the never ending lies?

        • sabelmouse

          hi. have you had any issues with you’re comment feed?
          is this your latest post or am i just not seeing more?

          • Kānāwai Māmalahoe

            Yep this is my latest post. I was commenting on another more recent article; however, Abe made a comment to me on this thread probably to avoid trolls; however, GMOROBERTS cyber stalks so I responded to his recent comment about Dr. Huber here. TwoAmericas has also written of new Disqus disarray. I am not sure about how it all works. Thanks for all of your excellent comments.

          • sabelmouse

            thanks. i’m trying to find out if i’m just not seeing them, even on people’s profiles as i have nothing on my comment feed but replies to myself.

          • Two Americas

            It is not working at all. Nothing is coming in to my inbox. I have to go to the profile pages of people I am following to see what they may have posted recently. Discussion has become impossible

          • sabelmouse

            me too, but even there is very little, even people who post a lot have only a few on their profile. maybe disqus won’t let me see them.
            this is a weird way to run fora.

          • sabelmouse

            it seem that i get people that i just started to follow, and i’ve unfollowed/followed a few. that seems to do something, unless it’s just a coincidence.

          • Two Americas

            We can’t have a discussion about just how fcked up Disqus is because Disqus is too fcked up to have any such discussion. We could have the discussion elsewhere, but Disqus has already captured all of the people with whom we could have this discussion.

            But it does not really matter, because any group of people who would allow themselves to become ensnared in this Disqus fiasco and then find themselves completely unable to overcome it – unable to even recognize it and discuss it! – are most certainly never going to be able to do anything effective anywhere else. Ergo, all of the political analysis and discussion is merely for entertainment purposes, and for data mining and generating ad revenue for the owners. so it does nit rally matter if anything makes any sense.

          • sabelmouse

            probably yes.
            i always though a free and open internet was to good to last.

          • Gmo Roberts

            I guess that is why you hate the gmo people speaking the truth. Have a nice drift with you and your verified quack huber.

      • Abe

        Geeze Bobo, you sound like a shrinking snowflake. Better get all your vaccines!

        • Gmo Roberts

          Have no fear I am up to date and so is my family.

  • Gmo Roberts

    I guess that’s a decent reply to someone that pointed out how little you actually know about current events. One would think you would have embarrASSed yourself enough.

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