Rats fed GM Bt corn MON810 for only 90 days suffered serious damage to
the surface mucous membranes of the jejunum (part of the small
intestine), according to a new study.
The type of corn fed to
the rats was MON810: Ajeeb YG, a GM version of Ajeeb, a locally adapted
variety of corn grown in Egypt. MON810: Ajeeb YG was developed by
Monsanto for the Egyptian market. The GM-fed rats ate a diet containing
30% of MON810: Ajeeb YG corn. Control rats were fed the same amount of
In the GM-fed rats, some areas of the villi –
finger-like structures in the intestine that absorb nutrients from food –
were damaged. They were distorted and flattened, with some cells joined
together. The damage can clearly be seen in the images included in the
study. The crypts (mucosal glands) were disrupted and blood vessels were
congested. Signs of inflammation – white blood cell infiltration – were
seen around areas of damage. In addition, the cells of the intestinal
lining were abnormal in structure.
Other signs of damage
included increased shedding of mucosal cells, increased numbers of
mucous-secreting goblet cells, and higher rates of division of cells
lining the crypts.
And we sit and wonder why People are sick, well here you go people.