Still think GMOs and their non-GMO counterparts are equivalent? Think again. Unlike GM corn, non-GMO corn doesn’t cause sterility. A new study released by Egyptian scientists found that rats fed a GMO diet suffer from infertility, among other health issues.
Researchers from the Food Technology Department, Faculty of Agriculture, Department of Anatomy and Embryology, and Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Suez Canal University, Ismailia, Egypt, have found that several unsavory changes occur when rats were fed GM corn.
The rats’ organs/body weight and serum biochemistry were altered, indicating potential adverse health and toxic effects.
“GM corn or soybeans leads to significant organ disruptions in rats and mice, particularly in livers and kidneys. In addition they found other organs may be affected too, such as heart and spleen, or blood cells.The kidneys of males fared the worst, with 43.5% of all the changes, the liver of females followed with 30.8%”
Additionally, by day 91, many of the rats fed a GM diet were completely sterile.