Genetically Modified Corn Damages Rat Intestine

Posted on January 3rd, 2017

The Journal of Experimental and Toxicological Pathology is reporting that genetically modified corn – which is currently widely consumed by humans – was fed to lab rats for 90 days with serious, and possibly critical, adverse effects on the small intestine. The study showed serious damage to the lining of the small intestine whose function is to gather nutrients from food [W].

From our research, repeated damage to the lining of the gut can lead to decreased nutrition. Malnourishment is one of the top drivers of accelerated aging and Alzheimer’s. So, eat corn with caution and only occasionally.

This study confirms earlier findings from a French research team (Seralini et al.).

This is important because Monsanto has reported to the FDA that their genetically modified corn, with pesticide built into the corn’s cellular genetics, is safe for human consumption.

Here is a quote from the abstract of the study bolded for emphasis:

Effect of genetically modified corn on the jejunal mucosa of adult male albino rat.

Specimens from GM-corn fed group showed different forms of structural changes. Focal destruction and loss of the villi leaving denuded mucosal surface alternating with stratified areas were observed, while some crypts appeared totally disrupted. Congested blood capillaries and focal infiltration with mononuclear cells were detected. Significant up regulation of PCNA expression, increase in number of goblet cells and a significant increase in both villous height and crypt depth were detected. Marked ultrastructural changes of some enterocytes with focal loss of the microvillous border were observed. Some enterocytes had vacuolated cytoplasm, swollen mitochondria with disrupted cristae and dilated rough endoplasmic reticulum (rER). Some cells had with abnormally clumped chromatin. It could be concluded that consumption of GM-corn profoundly alters the jejunal histological structure.

Some of those words like “dark, irregular nuclei” are used in pathological descriptions of cancerous cells.