May 23, Wayne Brezinka for the Boston Globe Each year several million children either die or suffer irreparable developmental defects because of vitamin A deficiency. Countless others are harmed by malnutrition and starvation.
In an unusual move, the research group did not allow reporters to seek outside comment on their paper before its publication in the peer-reviewed journal Food and Chemical Toxicology and presentation at a news conference in London.
Gilles-Eric Seralini of the University of Caen and colleagues said rats fed on a diet containing NK - a seed variety made tolerant to dousings of Roundup - or given water containing Roundup at levels permitted in the United States died earlier than those on a standard diet.
The animals on the GM diet suffered mammary tumours, as well as severe liver and kidney damage. The researchers said 50 percent of males and 70 percent of females died prematurely, compared with only 30 percent and 20 percent in the control group.
Seralini was part of a team that flagged previous safety concerns based on a shorter rat study in a scientific paper published in December but this takes things a step further by tracking the animals throughout their two-year lifespan.
Monsanto said at the time of the earlier research that the French researchers had reached "unsubstantiated conclusions.Why GM Foods Won't Solve Hunger in Africa Why GM Foods Won't Solve Hunger in Africa But the problem of world hunger is not about there not being enough food, it's that many can't afford food.
In Africa, hunger and poverty go hand in hand. Genetically modified foods are not going to solve the real social, economic and environmental problems.
GMOs are a key tool to addressing global hunger. Share via e-mail One of the key tools is the use of genetically modified organisms, known better as GMOs.
the world’s largest GMO. If genetically engineered (GE) plants were designed to reverse world hunger, you would expect them to bring higher yields.
But there is increasing evidence that they do just the opposite. Ed Oplinger, a professor of agronomy at the University of Wisconsin, has been conducting performance trials for soybean varieties for the past 25 years. In "Is Genetic Engineering the Answer to Hunger?", () Gerald Coleman appears to accept all that the biotech industry states about GMOs: that they are not harmful and they are just the next.
The Truth about Genetically Modified Food Proponents of genetically modified crops say the technology is the only way to feed a warming, increasingly populous world. Critics say we tamper with.
The problem of food shortages is a political and economic problem. Food shortages and hunger are There is also the issue of do we actually need genetically engineered food, given that agriculture in small biodiverse farms are actually very productive.
Economics and politics at all levels, (international, national and local) have often.