As we ran into Zanesville, Ohio, today during a refreshing rainstorm, Courtney Wheaten, from Whiznews.com, called and said she’d like to interview David and me.
A few minutes later, Brandon, the camera man, and Courtney, the reporter, pulled up in their snazzy whiznews.com car.
You can watch the interview and read more about it here.
Although it didn’t survive the editing process, I also told Courtney that we dedicated today’s run to Dr. Eric Seralini, the French scientist who conducted the first long term animal feeding study involving Monsanto’s GMO corn and glyphosate.
“The study found severe liver and kidney damage and hormonal disturbances in rats fed the GM maize and low levels of Roundup that are below those permitted in drinking water in the EU. Toxic effects were found from the GM maize tested alone, as well as from Roundup tested alone and together with the maize. Additional unexpected findings were higher rates of large tumours and mortality in most treatment groups.” (http://www.gmoseralini.org/republication-seralini-study-science-speaks/)
Photos of the rats and their bulging tumors went viral on the Internet soon after the study was published.
Some time later, Seralini’s study was retracted for ridiculous, non-scientific reasons. Before this morning’s run, we learned that Seralini’s study has been republished in another scientific journal.
THAT good news sustained me throughout today’s hot and muggy run.
Thank you, Courtney, Brandon, and Whiznews for airing our story!
Thank you, Dr. Seralini and team for standing up to Monsanto and gang! Thank you for fighting back! Thank you for demonstrating that there are still independent scientists in the world who—despite Monsanto’s bullying tactics—research and publish the truth about GMOs.
Learn more about Dr. Seralini’s work at GMOSeralini.org.
Brett Wilcox is the author of We’re Monsanto: Feeding the World, Lie After Lie. Brett and his 15-year old son, David, are currently running from coast to America coast promoting a GMO-Free USA. Brett and David blog at RunningTheCountry.com. Support their run and mission at RunningTheCountry.com/donate.