This video from the USA is called Yes on Prop 37 – California Right To Know.
By Mike Ludwig, Truthout in the USA:
Wednesday, 19 September 2012 13:36
Rats fed a lifetime diet of Monsanto‘s genetically engineered corn or exposed to the company’s popular Roundup herbicide developed tumors and suffered severe organ damage, according to a French study released on Wednesday.
The study could have a big impact on the battle over a California ballot proposal that would require groceries containing genetically engineered ingredients to be labeled as such. Monsanto has already donated $7.1 million to the campaign to defeat the proposal, known as Proposition 37.
The study, published in a reputable American journal, links varying levels of both the Roundup herbicide and the transgenes in Monsanto’s patented NK603 corn to mammary tumors and severe liver and kidney damage.
The rats were either fed the NK603 corn alone, corn treated with agricultural levels of Roundup, or given water treated with Roundup at low levels commonly found in contaminated drinking water and used in agriculture in the United States. In each group, there were two to three more deaths compared to control groups, and the rats on the Monsanto diet died more quickly.
Gilles-Eric Séralini, a professor of molecular biology at the University of Caen who lead the research team, told reporters on Wednesday that the rats’ diet reflected the kind of exposure that humans who eat genetically engineered food should expect.
“This is around the level [that] the American population may eat, where, unfortunately GMOs are not labeled,” Séralini said. “In Europe, we have this labeling, and it helps us to avoid these compounds if necessary and promote personal choices.”
Russia Temporarily Bans Monsanto Corn Linked to Cancer in Rats: here.
Monsanto found guilty of chemical poisoning in landmark case: here.