Thursday, March 22, 2012

Monsanto’s GMO Corn Contributing to Weight Gain, Disrupts Organs

Mike Barrett
March 21, 2012

foodcornzoom3 220x137 Monsantos GMO Corn Contributing to Weight Gain, Disrupts OrgansAre genetically modified foods making you sick and fat? Monsanto’s genetically modified creations have been pegged for causing a plethora of environmental and human harm, but are they also contributing to one of the country’s fastest growing health problems? A study published in the International Journal of Biological Sciences shows that GM food is indeed contributing to the obesity epidemic.

While being one of the first to report on a comparative analysis of blood and organ system data of rats fed GM corn, the study effectively ends the debate as to whether GMO foods are safe regarding health. The study found that GM corn fed to mice led to an increase in overall body weight of about 3.7 percent, while also increasing the weight of the liver by up to 11 percent.