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GM crops shown to cause cancer

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Eating genetically modified (GM) food causes cancer in animals, according to a recently published study conducted at the University of Caen in France.

At 14 months of age none of the control animals eating organic food showed any sign of cancer whereas as many as 30 per cent of the animals eating genetic GM food had developed cancer. By the 24th month 50 per cent to 80 per cent of female animals eating GM food had developed cancer.

The animals that ate GM food also received serious damage to their pituitary, kidney and liver.

Because the pollen from GM crops is spread to adjacent weed species, it can be almost impossible to eliminate GM crops once they are established.

Australian farmers are now very keen to get GM wheat grown all over the country. Virtually every Australian eats GM food every day, in things like yoghurt, bread, corn chips, breakfast cereals, snack bars and spreads.

A permanent monopoly on world food production by USA corporations through GM crops would be an economic monopoly that would keep USA in its number one position for generations to come and, as their ally, Australia supports America’s pro-GM position.


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  1. I am tired of people who just repeat everyhting they agree with on this issue without the slightest attempt to verify the facts.

    Your letter is pointless without a link to the source information, verification of the credentials of the researchers and their experimental methodology.

    I have previously commented on letters here that related claims of birth defects and other illness being caused by GM food. On further investigation I found the claim was based on an anecdotal comparisioon (not scientific controlled experiment) between pigs eating GM soy compared with pigs eating nonGM soy AND fish meal.

    In other words they compared malnourished pigs eating soy (known to be a nutritionally suspect food) with those eating a more balanced diet.

    Moreover the links traced the story back though an article written by the same author in non-scientific journals published by organisations all dedicated to opposing GM. This is typical of this debate.


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