The Dangers of Genetically Modified (GMO) Food

This video is one of the best for explaining in detail the negative effects of GMO modified foods.  I thank Dr. Mercola for putting this video on Youtube. For a lot of excellent health information, take a look at Dr. Mercola’s website.

There is increasing concern as well as many articles, videos, reports and political action about the harmful effects of GMO modified foods. What is happening is nothing new. It’s the love of money at the expense of human health and life itself.  This same scenario is being played out in the medical arena, with big Pharma pushing their expensive “required” drugs on the doctors and patients, while they have their political cohorts directing the FDA to legally stop any “natural” or herbal medicine from taking root.

I applaud companies like the Institute for Responsible Technology who authored the following article. They have a lot of good information about the dangers of GMO on their website.

Institute for Responsible Technology – GMO Dangers
http://www.responsibletechnology.org/gmo-dangers
GMO Dangers. gm dangers. Genetically modified foods… Are they safe? The American Academy of Environmental Medicine (AAEM) doesn’t think so.

GMO Dangers

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Genetically modified foods…
Are they safe?

The American Academy of Environmental Medicine (AAEM) doesn’t think so. The Academy reported that “Several animal studies indicate serious health risks associated with GM food,” including infertility, immune problems, accelerated aging, faulty insulin regulation, and changes in major organs and the gastrointestinal system. The AAEM asked physicians to advise patients to avoid GM foods.

Before the FDA decided to allow GMOs into food without labeling, FDA scientists had repeatedly warned that GM foods can create unpredictable, hard-to-detect side effects, including allergies, toxins, new diseases, and nutritional problems. They urged long-term safety studies, but were ignored.

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Since then, findings include:

  • Thousands of sheep, buffalo, and goats in India died after grazing on Bt cotton plants
  • Mice eating GM corn for the long term had fewer, and smaller, babies
  • More than half the babies of mother rats fed GM soy died within three weeks, and were smaller
  • Testicle cells of mice and rats on a GM soy change significantly
  • By the third generation, most GM soy-fed hamsters lost the ability to have babies
  • Rodents fed GM corn and soy showed immune system responses and signs of toxicity
  • Cooked GM soy contains as much as 7-times the amount of a known soy allergen
  • Soy allergies skyrocketed by 50% in the UK, soon after GM soy was introduced
  • The stomach lining of rats fed GM potatoes showed excessive cell growth, a condition that may lead to cancer.
  • Studies showed organ lesions, altered liver and pancreas cells, changed enzyme levels, etc.

Unlike safety evaluations for drugs, there are no human clinical trials of GM foods. The only published human feeding experiment revealed that the genetic material inserted into GM soy transfers into bacteria living inside our intestines and continues to function. This means that long after we stop eating GM foods, we may still have their GM proteins produced continuously inside us. This could mean:

  • If the antibiotic gene inserted into most GM crops were to transfer, it could create super diseases, resistant to antibiotics
  • If the gene that creates Bt-toxin in GM corn were to transfer, it might turn our intestinal bacteria into living pesticide factories.

Although no studies have evaluated if antibiotic or Bt-toxin genes transfer, that is one of the key problems. The safety assessments are too superficial to even identify most of the potential dangers from GMOs. See our Health Risks brochure and State of the Science report for more details and citations.  For more information…..GMO Danger.

GMO = Massive experiment – the following article will open your mind to more of the GMO hazards to our health.

“We are performing a massive experiment. The results will only be known after millions of people have been exposed to (GMO foods) for decades…Any politician or scientist who tells you these products are safe is either very …via Geneticist on GMO Dangers | abundance

 

I urge you to look up your state representative and voice your concerns about GMO food dangers. Insist on GMO labeling on ALL of our food. Spread the word about GMO dangers on Facebook, Twitter, G+ and Pinterest.

 

 

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