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Old 06-13-2013, 05:32 PM   #21
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Originally Posted by mhgaffney View Post
Here is a story about the recent INDEPENDENT study mentioned by Engdahl. Nyuk Nyuk should pay attention: even trace amounts caused cancer.

Check out the shocking photos of the tumors.

findings in new GMO study: Rats fed lifetime of GM corn grow horrifying tumors, 70% of females die early

Wednesday, September 19, 2012
by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger
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That "study" was shown to be total B.S. quite some time ago. horrible test design, cherry picking of data, no statistical analysis, illogical leaps, etc.

poor test design:
There is little to suggest they are. Tom Sanders, head of nutritional research at King's College London, says that the strain of rat the French team used gets breast tumours easily, especially when given unlimited food, or maize contaminated by a common fungus that causes hormone imbalance, or just allowed to age. There were no data on food intake or tests for fungus in the maize, so we don't know whether this was a factor.

in any case, there should be at least as many controls as test rats there were only 20 of the former and 80 of the latter to show how variably tumours appear. Without those additional controls, "these results are of no value", he says.
Some nice cherry picking of data:
It wasn't that rats fed GM maize or herbicide got tumours, and the control rats did not. Five of the 20 control rats 25 per cent got tumours and died, while 60 per cent in "some test groups" that ate GM maize died. Some other test groups, however, were healthier than the controls.
and illogical leaps:
Furthermore, the team claims to see the same toxic effects both with actual Roundup, and with the GM maize whether or not the maize contained any actual herbicide. It is hard to imagine any way in which a herbicide could have identical toxic effects to a gene tweak that gives the maize a gene for an enzyme that actually destroys the herbicide.


But even more damning from a pharmacological perspective, the team found the same effect at all doses of either herbicide or GM maize. That's unusual, because nearly all toxic effects worsen as the dose increases it is considered essential for proving that the agent causes the effect.

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