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Apr-26-2010 23:48printcomments

GM Food... Feeding the Hungry or Population Control?

Around 75% percent of our processed foods contain some form of genetically modified ingredients.

Image of a Syrian hamster not related to this specific report
Image of a Syrian hamster not related to this specific report.

(SALEM, Ore.) - Today Salem-News reports that a joint experiment by Russia’s National Association for Gene Security and the Institute of Ecological and Evolutional Problems has revealed that hamsters fed genetically modified (GM) foods produce grandchildren that are unable to produce fourth generation offspring.

Scientist Alexei Surov described the experiment, in which they monitored the behavior, weight gain and birthrate of several groups of hamsters. Upon birth of the second generation they noted slower rates of growth and sexual maturity. The next generation was unable to produce[1].

Genetically modified foods will feed the hungry. I guess that’s one way of putting it.

You could also call it population control. Technically, the final result would be an end to world hunger. They didn’t lie. Who are they? Please refer to my Salem-News story “While We Were Sleeping...GM Food and the Brink of No Return”.[2]

Russian scientists are not the only ones that have warned of noted health effects caused by genetically modified foods. Let us not forget that the scientists that were fired after they discovered serious health effects in animals after feeding them GM food products.

Believing in the potential of GM foods, UC Berkeley's Ignacio Chapela and Arpad Pusztai, a plant genetic modification expert from Scotland Rowett Research Institute, were commissioned to conduct the first independent study on animals fed GM foods.

Studies showed stunted growth, impaired immune systems, bleeding stomachs, abnormal and potentially pre-cancerous cell growth in the intestines, impaired blood cell development, misshaped cell structures in the liver, pancreas and testicles, altered gene expression and cell metabolism, liver and kidney lesions, partially atrophied livers, inflamed kidneys, less developed organs, reduced digestive enzymes, higher blood sugar, inflamed lung tissue, increased death rates and higher offspring mortality as well[3].

On Tuesday, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear its first arguments regarding genetically modified alfalfa. This decision will set precedents for future laws and regulations with regard to growing all GM foodstuff..

The world is watching as Monsanto and the U.S Government promote the growth and continued expansion of their genetic modification program. They have patented the pig, the salmon and other species and genetically engineered their genes to produce offspring with more meat.

An estimated seventy-five percent of our processed foods contain some form of genetically modified (GM) ingredients. Are we willing as a nation to risk the lives of our future children and grandchildren to discover that these effects are only observed in animals? How likely is it that we will be experiencing these same effects on a personal level as we consume more genetically modified organisms against our will?

I’ll say it again, are they attempting to feed the world or is it population control? I guarantee that Monsanto and the FDA can answer that. I also guarantee that we will all know the result of this experiment very soon.

Here is the Voice of Russia report from Moscow:


Russia has started the annual Days of Defense against Environmental Hazards from the 15th of April to the 5th of June with the announcement of sensational results of an independent work of research.

Scientists have proven that Genetically Modified Organisms are harmful for mammals. The researchers discovered that animals that eat GM foodstuffs lose their ability to reproduce.

Campbell hamsters that have a fast reproduction rate were fed for two years with ordinary soya beans, which are widely used in agriculture and contain different percentages of GM organisms. Another group of hamsters, the control group, was fed with pure soya, which was found with great difficulty in Serbia because 95 percent of soya in the world is transgenic.

Concerning the experiment carried out jointly by the National Association for Gene Security and the Institute of Ecological and Evolutional Problems, Dr. Alexei Surov had this to say.

“We selected several groups of hamsters, kept them in pairs in cells and gave them ordinary food as always,” says Alexei Surov.

“We did not add anything for one group but the other was fed with soya that contained no GM components, while the third group with some content of Genetically Modified Organisms and the fourth one with increased amount of GMO. We monitored their behavior and how they gain weight and when they give birth to their cubs. Originally, everything went smoothly. However, we noticed quite a serious effect when we selected new pairs from their cubs and continued to feed them as before. These pairs’ growth rate was slower and they reached their sexual maturity more slowly. When we got some of their cubs we formed the new pairs of the third generation. We failed to get cubs from these pairs, which were fed with GM foodstuffs. It was proved that these pairs lost their ability to give birth to their cubs,” Dr. Alexei Surov said.

Another surprise was discovered by scientists in hamsters of the third generation. Hair grew in the mouth of the animals that took part in the experiment. It’s unclear why this happened.

The researchers cannot understand why a programme of destruction is launched when animals take GMO foodstuffs. They say that this can be neutralized only by ceasing to use these foods.

Consequently, scientists suggest imposing a ban on the use of GM foods until they are tested for their bio-security. The results of Russian scientists coincide with those of their colleagues from France and Austria. For one, when scientist proved that GM maize was harmful to mammals, France immediately banned its production and sale.

The scientists who carried out the experiment say that it’s too early to make far-reaching conclusions about the health hazards of GMO. They insist that there is a need to carry out comprehensive research.

They suggest implementing the project, “Safety Gene Technology” at the innovation centre, “Skolkovo” which is being set up near Moscow.
[1] Russia Says Genetically Modified Foods are Harmful - Salem-News.com
[2] While We Were Sleeping... GM Food and the Brink of No Return - April Scott Salem-News.com
[3] "Seeds of Destruction, The Hidden Agenda of Genetic Manipulation" Review of F. William Engdahl's Book


April Scott has been an avid writer since she learned how to spell. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Criminology with a minor in Radio-Television from Eastern Washington University. Her media career began at KXLY (Spokane, Wa) in 1996. She produced several popular talk shows on AM 920 including “All About Crime” with host Mark Fuhrman. April also produced the highly successful Rick Miller show, while simultaneously developing a successful career in ad sales and copywriting for Rock 94.5, another KXLY station.

In 2002 she worked as a copywriter and online editor for KATU News (Portland). She is dedicated to sharing her knowledge and experience, and hopes that by educating people about the chemical content in our modern food supply, they will become smarter consumers.




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Alilou June 8, 2012 11:30 am (Pacific time)

A recent study raeseeld by the International Journal of Biological Sciences found that Monsanto's GM Corn causes liver and kidney damage in lab rats. Monsanto only raeseeld the raw data after a legal challenge from Greenpeace, the Swedish Board of Agriculture, and French anti- GM campaigners. I'm sure the corn is fine to feed to our cattle or eat ourselves though. Right?


DONNIE CLAYTON BARBER December 31, 2010 1:26 pm (Pacific time)

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bullhorn journal June 5, 2010 9:30 pm (Pacific time)

You might be interested in the conversation I had with Prof Gil Seralini who did the French study using Monsanto's numbers into the safety of some GMO corn and soy. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0a_koGKMwYM


Cherie May 30, 2010 1:39 pm (Pacific time)

The USA should ban ALL GM seeds and foods from use/sale in the USA. I am very against it. Monsanto is the devil in disguise.


Heniek May 8, 2010 4:11 pm (Pacific time)

New World Order - plain in simple. Monsanto in the pockets of corrupt politicians in the US will do whatever. America is too blind and too stupid to see through the myth of the overpopulation.


Kristin May 4, 2010 10:58 am (Pacific time)

I really did not need to know about hair growth in the mouth caused by GM foods. Euuuww!!!


drrandy April 30, 2010 1:20 pm (Pacific time)

Since the vast majority of processed foods contain GMO corn or soy, and since chicken and beef are fed GM corn, so that dairy and eggs come from animals raised on GM foods, and since even non-GM foods are often cooked in GM corn or soy oil, the only way to avoid regular exposure to GM foods in the US is to eat organic foods.


April April 27, 2010 1:54 pm (Pacific time)

Actually what explains that is the GMO seeds are designed that way on purpose so you have to buy more seeds.


historian April 27, 2010 1:28 pm (Pacific time)

There are thousands of documents, and books written by those in power. There is no doubt they are very strong in regards to eugenics. GMO food, flouride in the water causing sterility, and feminism in men, dangerous vaccines etc. Whether they are killing us, is not a question any more. The facts are in, they are. The question is, is this the right thing to do? They have good points in regards to over-population, but simply killing us off is the answer? Natalie: you cant grow from second generation plants, Monsanto made sure of it, so they would be in control. I stocked up on natural seeds long ago.


Natalie April 27, 2010 12:23 am (Pacific time)

That would explain why it's almost impossible to get any tomatoes from the second-generation plants.

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