- Margaret HamburgFDA Commissioner
Get Organ-Damaging Monsanto Corn off the Market
The first-ever public study of the health effects of genetically modified corn shows that three patented crops developed and owned by agriculture giant Monsanto cause liver, kidney and heart damage in mammals.
The FDA has approved all three varieties for sale and consumption in the U.S. and all three are in our food supply right now.
More shocking, the raw data used in the study was from Monsanto’s own testing -- the company simply ignored clear indications that their genetically modified corn was causing organ damage.
According to the study’s author, the company’s own data “clearly underlines adverse impacts on kidneys and liver, the dietary detoxifying organs, as well as different levels of damages to heart, adrenal glands, spleen and haematopoietic system.”
The FDA should immediately investigate and at least temporarily rescind approval for all three varieties of corn while research continues. By allowing Monsanto to sell its proprietary but dangerous corn, the FDA is failing to protect the public from needless risk.
Tell the FDA to halt the sale of all three crops and re-investigate their health effects immediately.
- FDA Commissioner
I am writing today to ask that you immediately halt the sale of three varieties of genetically modified corn in the United States, which have been found to cause organ damage in mammals. Mon 810, Mon 863 and NK 603 were all approved for consumption but a new analysis of feeding trial data reveals that consumption of all three are linked to liver, kidney and heart damage, among other negative effects.
Further, the recent study -- published in the International Journal of Biological Sciences --alarmed its authors to such a degree that they have urged “an immediate ban on the import and cultivation of these GMOs and strongly recommend additional long-term (up to two years) and multi-generational animal feeding studies on at least three species to provide true scientifically valid data on the acute and chronic toxic effects of GM crops, feed and foods.”
Please, don’t put our population at needless risk. These crops are potentially dangerous and it is your job to keep all of us safe from foods that can cause such severe damage.
I look forward to your prompt action and response.
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