Three Noteworthy Documents

No Scientific Consensus on GMO Safety
European Network of Scientists for Social and Environmental Responsibility
(Multiple studies sourced within this Adobe PDF document)

The Science Behind Genetic Modification Not Safe
(Multiple studies sourced within the article)

Ten Scientific Studies Proving GMOs Can Be Harmful To Human Health
Nutritional Anarchy

(This photograph of lab rats is a strong initiator in Rachel’s movement; read the associated study below “Long Term Toxicity Study” dated August 2012)

Individual Studies

Note: a number of the studies listed below cite the relationship between pesticides (such as glyphosate, the key ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup) and human health. These studies are included because of the direct relationship between GMO crops and pesticides: the primary trait of genetically modified crops is and engineered resistance to the use of pesticides—including Glyphosate, Glufosinate, and most recently, 2,4-D, one of the key ingredients in Monsanto’s Agent Orange defoliant used during the Viet Nam war—causing a marked increase in the use of pesticides in agriculture over the past 20 years.

Honeybees Dying Due to Insecticide Use
March 2014

Chronically Ill Humans Have Higher Glyphosate Levels than Healthy Humans
January 2014

Western Corn Rootworm Resistant to Bt Toxin in GM Maize
January 2014

Hidden Code Discovered In DNA
December 2013

Glyphosate Could Cause Bee Colony Collapse Disorder
August 2013

Insecticidal Crops: Potential Effects on Nontarget Species
August 2013

GM Crop Production Lowering US Yields and Increasing Pesticide Use
June 2013

Toxic Effects of GM Corn and Soy in the Diet of Pigs
June 2013

Glyphosate Enhances Damaging Effects of Environmental Toxins
April 2013

GM Crop Biopesticides Contribute to Blood Abnormalities in Mice
March 2013

Insect Resistance to GMO (Bt) Crops
March 2013

Researchers Discover Hidden Viral Gene in Commercial GMO Crops
January 2013

Soybean Engineered to Resist Agent Orange Ingredient (and Other Weedkillers)
December 2012

GM wheat may permanently alter human genome, spark early death
October 2012

Impacts of Genetically Engineered Crops on Pesticide Use in the U.S.
September 2012

Long Term Toxicity Study of Genetically Modified Maize
August 2012

Note: in November 2013, Food and Chemical Toxicology, the journal that published the above August 2012 paper, announced that it was retracting the paper. The article was then republished in June 2014 in the journal Environmental Sciences Europe. The republished paper includes Gilles Eric Seralini’s reply to critics and gives the political background to the retraction. All recent research is reported on his new website at Moreover, the data underlying the findings of the longest and most detailed study ever done on a pesticide in formulation along with a GMO are now available in Open Source publication:

GMO genes transferred through intestinal wall into blood
July 2012

Maternal and fetal exposure to pesticides associated to genetically modified foods in Eastern Townships of Quebec, Canada
May 2011

Ingested plant microRNA survive digestion and influence human cell function
September 2011

Pesticides Found in Pregnant Women–us011211.php
January 2011

Conflict of Interest in Genetically Modified Research Outcomes

Weed resistance to Glyphosate
October 2010

Report on Animals Exposed to GM ingredients in Animal Feed
July 2009

Ecological Effects of Transgenic Crops / Transgenes into Wild Populations
June 2004

GMO Pollen Causes High Monarch Butterfly Mortality
May 1999

Potential for Genetically Altered DNA Release in Human Digestive Tracts
February 1998

Transgenic DNA from GMOs Found in China’s Rivers
January 2013