Rachel Parent ~ Are GMOs affecting your pets?

Rachel Parent ~ Are GMOs affecting your pets?

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Would you feed your pet something that you knew would harm them? Would you feed your pet poison, pesticides, or even GMOS? Often people concerned about their pets ask me if GMOs affect pets. GMOs in pet foods have been linked to very serious health problems. Today my article is on how GMOs affect pets, and how to stay away from them for your pet’s safety.
 
After countless years of feeding my dog Chico big name brands of dog food, (which we didn’t know had GMOs in it, because it wasn’t labeled) he had some serious health problem, and complications. When he was 7 he got this rash all around his body. He scratched it so much that he would bleed. I remember seeing blood on our porch because of the scratching. We looked at the dog food ingredients and sure enough there was corn, being one of the first ingredients, which is usually GMO. It also had many other questionable ingredients. We switched the food to a natural brand, and sure enough he got better. Once GMOs are in your system though, they never completely come out. Recently we realized that he had a tumor on his leg. Discouraged and disheartened we felt guilty that we had fed him the big name brands of dog food, and that the GMOs in them were still affecting him. The tumor grew so big that it was the size of a large grapefruit. At this point there was nothing that could be done, because he was now a bit older, and if we did surgery things could turn for the worst. All we could do was wait and see. Sadly he started having seizures, lost his sight, and went deaf. We didn’t know if he had a stroke or if a tumor had grown in his brain (both can be linked to GMOs). Sadly he passed away this March.
 
When I met with Professor Seralini at the Toronto Canadian Organic Growers, Organic The way Forward conference I learned so much about the effects of GMOs on animals. Dr. Seralini did a 2 year study on the effects GMOs have on rats. After 2 years the rats were filled with tumors, and had many other defects. Obviously if this can happen to rats, it can happen to pets, and humans. These tumors looked almost identical to the one that my dog had on his leg.

So now you have to protect your pets and yourself from GMOs. A great way to do this is avoid products that contain corn, canola, soy, vegetable oil, and high fructose corn syrup. Also, you have to be aware that many dairy and meat products are GMOs because the animals are fed GMOs, making them Genetically Modified. Fortunately, there are now some good and healthy dog foods on the market that give you some options.
 
  After all … as Ana Monnar would say “our pets are our family.”  
 

Conclusive Professor Guilles-Eric Seralini two year rat study

 
Eating genetically modified corn (GM corn) and consuming trace levels of Monsanto’s Roundup chemical fertilizer caused rats to develop horrifying tumors, widespread organ damage, and premature death. That’s the conclusion of a shocking new study that looked at the long-term effects of consuming Monsanto’s genetically modified corn.
 

The study has been deemed “the most thorough research ever published into the health effects of GM food crops and the herbicide Roundup on rats.” News of the horrifying findings is spreading like wildfire across the internet, with even the mainstream media seemingly in shock over the photos of rats with multiple grotesque tumors… tumors so large the rats even had difficulty breathing in some cases. GMOs may be the new thalidomide.
It goes on to say: “The animals on the GM diet suffered mammary tumors, 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.”

The study, led by Gilles-Eric Seralini of the University of Caen, was the first ever study to examine the long-term (lifetime) effects of eating GMOs. You may find yourself thinking it is absolutely astonishing that no such studies were ever conducted before GM corn was approved for widespread use by the USDA and FDA, but such is the power of corporate lobbying and corporate greed.
I’m sharing photos of my Bearded Collie front leg tumor, Chico sadly passed away on March 2013.

 

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7 Comments

  1. Excellent article Rachel! Thanks so much for all your hard work.

    Cheers, Julie

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  2. The study has been deemed “the most thorough research ever published into the health effects of GM food crops and the herbicide Roundup on rats.”

    Quote the opposite. This “study” that Rachel is so busy promoting has been exposed by the scientific community as being completely fraudulent.

    I urge everybody to read some of the criticism:

    http://parrottlab.uga.edu/parrottlab/Publications/Arjo-et-al-TRAG-2013.pdf
    http://www.nature.com/news/hyped-gm-maize-study-faces-growing-scrutiny-1.11566
    http://www.efsa.europa.eu/en/press/news/121128.htm
    http://theness.com/neurologicablog/index.php/the-gm-corn-rat-study/
    http://news.discovery.com/earth/plants/gm-corn-tumor-study-120920.htm
    http://ksj.mit.edu/tracker/2012/09/rancid-corrupt-way-report-about-science
    http://academicsreview.org/2012/09/scientists-smell-a-rat-in-fraudulent-study/
    http://scienceblogs.com/insolence/2012/09/24/bad-science-on-gmos-it-reminds-me-of-the-antivaccine-movement/
    http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn22287-study-linking-gm-crops-and-cancer-questioned.html?DCMP=OTC-rss&nsref=online-news
    http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/loom/2012/09/21/from-darwinius-to-gmos-journalists-should-not-let-themselves-be-played/
    http://www.forbes.com/sites/jonentine/2012/09/30/does-the-seralini-corn-study-fiasco-mark-a-turning-point-in-the-debate-over-gm-food/

    The study is so poorly conducted it even proves the opposite of what it was supposed to say: http://mylespower.co.uk/2013/06/29/drinking-roundup-herbicide-makes-men-live-longer/

    Here’s a video that sums some of this up: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OWQON4FzQo4

    Rachel Parent feels “privileged” and to have “learnt” from the worst scientist in modern times and is “proud” to pose with him on her facebook side. Sponsored by Organic Council Ontario – https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=192414697585700&set=o.398744860204514&type=1&theater – what she has learned has nothing much to do with real science, unfortunately. Real scientist don’t go on tour with their studies. And they don’t hide behind children.

    This makes me wonder if they are also sponsoring her to write this nonsense.

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  3. But you have in no way established that transgenic corn has anything to do with your dog’s illnesses. This happens to many older dogs. And, of course, Serlaini’s work has been completely discredited by the EFSA and many dozens of scientists.

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    • Agreed. Rachel, I’m sorry about your dog, and I know that when this happens you want some kind of explanation and someone or something to blame. The fact is that cancer of various types is very common in older dogs. My dog was fed grain-free for years, but at 13 she developed a large tumor on her ribcage. It happens, and you can’t always point to one factor and say it was the cause. The main cause is usually age.

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  4. “GMOs in pet foods have been linked to very serious health problems.”

    No, there is no evidence to support that statement. BTW the scientist you talked to, Seralini, has been discredited by every single legitimate scientific body out there, including the National Academy of Sciences. His research has been debunked by independent scientists. You shouldn’t trust someone with such shady credentials.

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  5. Wow. You just ruined any credibility you had by meeting with Seralini. His studies have been roundly discredited. Learn the actual real science, please and don’t be a tool of the anti-gmo hustlers.

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  6. I am a student at the University of Hawai’i, Manoa pursuing a STEM degree. I have had to read and interpret many scholarly papers concerning biotechnology during my education.

    The study ‘Long term toxicity of a Roundup herbicide and a Roundup-tolerant
    genetically modified maize’ has been used recently as a crux in the GM food debate. However, upon my initial interpretation of this study, I would like to point out just three ways in which this study is flawed. First of all, in order for a researcher to study the differences between plant varieties it must be be able to use varieties that ONLY differ in ONE variable, the presence or absence of the gene construct that confers resistance to Roundup. The study gives no such mention as to the specific non-GM variety used. Secondly, the researchers do not show the pictures of the control rats. A picture is worth a thousand words and the reader is not privy to the phenotypic results of rats eating non-GM corn. Lastly, the study does not take into account that the Sprague-Dawley rats used have been shown, in multiple studies done prior to GM food’s entrance into the market, to spontaneously develop tumors.

    There is a deliberate manipulation of data in an attempt to confirm a bias held by the investigators.

    If the GM food conversation is to be fair, both anti and pro GM food camps must be able to use and interpret sound science to present their cases and not rely on investigations that begin in order to achieve a desired outcome.

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