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    bas
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    just a little extra push for yes on M

    Study: High mortality rats ate GM food

    MOSCOW, Oct. 31 (UPI) -- A recent Russian study says 55.6 percent of the offspring of female rats fed genetically engineered soy flour died within three weeks

    The female rats reportedly received 5-7 grams of the Roundup Ready variety of soybeans, beginning two weeks before conception and continuing through nursing. By comparison, scientists said only 9 percent of the offspring of rats fed non-GM soy died.

    Furthermore, Russian researchers said offspring from the GM-fed group were significantly stunted -- 36 percent weighed less than 20 grams after two weeks, compared with only 6.7 percent from the control group.

    The study was conducted by Dr. Irina Ermakova of the Institute of Higher Nervous Activity and Neurophysiology in Moscow, a part of the Russian Academy of Sciences.

    The study was presented during the recent conference of the American Academy of Environmental Medicine in Tucson, Ariz.

    The AAEM board issued a statement saying: "We recognize this study is preliminary in nature. It hasn't yet been peer reviewed and the methodology has not been spelled out in detail. But given the magnitude of the findings and the implications for human health, we urge the National Institutes of Health to immediately replicate the research."

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    Brent Eubanks
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    Re: just a little extra push for yes on M

    For the sake of general information: my partner is the media coordinator for the Y on M campaign, and she spoke with Dr. Ignacio Chapela of UC Berkeley about this study. Dr. Chapela, who is a major voice against GMO's, said he was at the presentation of this study, and did not consider the work reliable. Apparently the person doing the study was not willing to be up front about her methods, which is never a good sign
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    Re: just a little extra push for yes on M

    If you want to know more about this subject, there is a great DVD available called "The Future of Food" to get this DVD go to www.getfreesonoma.org (707) 823-4410 or www.thefutureoffood.com . This film is more frightening than any horror film!!

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    Study: High mortality rats ate GM food

    MOSCOW, Oct. 31 (UPI) -- A recent Russian study says 55.6 percent of the offspring of female rats fed genetically engineered soy flour died within three weeks

    The female rats reportedly received 5-7 grams of the Roundup Ready variety of soybeans, beginning two weeks before conception and continuing through nursing. By comparison, scientists said only 9 percent of the offspring of rats fed non-GM soy died.

    Furthermore, Russian researchers said offspring from the GM-fed group were significantly stunted -- 36 percent weighed less than 20 grams after two weeks, compared with only 6.7 percent from the control group.

    The study was conducted by Dr. Irina Ermakova of the Institute of Higher Nervous Activity and Neurophysiology in Moscow, a part of the Russian Academy of Sciences.

    The study was presented during the recent conference of the American Academy of Environmental Medicine in Tucson, Ariz.

    The AAEM board issued a statement saying: "We recognize this study is preliminary in nature. It hasn't yet been peer reviewed and the methodology has not been spelled out in detail. But given the magnitude of the findings and the implications for human health, we urge the National Institutes of Health to immediately replicate the research."

    Copyright 2005 by United Press International. All Rights Reserved.
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